IHCA ICAL Bulletin November 4, 2013
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Regulatory
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CMS issues change on F Tag 454
(NF)

CMS has determined that F Tag 454 is cited primarily as a cross reference to LSC K Tag deficiencies. Read More »
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Payment
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Rates for Private Duty Nursing/Personal Care Services
(HHA)

IME released maximum rates for Private Duty Nursing/Personal Care Services for Medicaid recipients under age 21 in the EPSDT program. Read More »

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Client participation facility card
(NF, RCF)

IME has announced that they will no longer be printing and mailing the Facility Card effective November 19. Read More »
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New pharmacy portal for Medicaid providers
(NF, RCF, HHA)

IME has announced the launch of the Iowa Medicaid Pharmacy Provider Portal, a web-based collection of tools for prescribers and pharmacies. Read More »
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Widespread length of stay edits for hospice
(NF, H)

CGS announced actions impacting hospices and nursing facilities with their expansion of its hospice length of stay edits for persons residing in a nursing facility. Read More »
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Medicare open enrollment
(All)

Medicare Open Enrollment is underway and will continue through December 7. Read More »
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Workforce
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DoL webinar on home care final rule
(HHA)

The DoL is holding a public webinar on the Home Care Final Rule which extended the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers. Read More »

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Quality Initiative
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Step up to the Quality Award challenge!
(NF, AL, RCF)

Accept the challenge of the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award! Bronze, Silver or Gold...which will it be? Submit your Intent to Apply for a 2014 Quality Award and reap the benefits! Read More »

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National News
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ALs asked to complete annual compensation survey
(AL)

ICAL assisted living members are encouraged to participate in the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS) 16th annual Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report. Read More »

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AHCA/NCAL this week

Here's your update on the latest in national long term care news from AHCA/NCAL including Capitol Connections and NCAL ConnectionsRead More »

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Resources
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Warning of computer virus being circulated
(All)

AHCA/NCAL has passed along an warning on a new form of ransomware called CryptoLocker that has impacted numerous organizations across the United States, including law enforcement agencies and municipal governments. Read More »
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Education Calendar
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NW District Education, November 5, Storm Lake
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NE District Education, November 7, Waterloo
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SE District Education, November 12, West Liberty
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Assisted Living Managers Annual Education Conference, November 13, West Des Moines
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SW District Education, November 14, Atlantic
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The Art of ICD-10 Coding-Prep for ICD-10 Coders, November 20, West Des Moines
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IHCA ICAL Winter Quarterly Education Conference, December 4, Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn
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IHCA ICAL Health Care Assistants Education Conference, December 4, Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn
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Environmental Service Managers Conference, December 12, West Des Moines
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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Click on the event link to learn more about each educational offering and to register. If you have additional questions, contact Georgene Olson at 800.422.3106.
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Map to the IHCA ICAL Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.
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