IHCA ICAL Bulletin November 18, 2013
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OSHA
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OSHA revised Hazard Communication Standard training
(NF, AL)

AHCA offers training materials and additional information on the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard revision that takes effect December 1 for nursing facilities and assisted livings. Read More »

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Payment and Reimbursement
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Rules regarding customized wheelchairs
(NF)

IME outlines rules for customized wheelchairs for nursing home residents on Medicaid. Read More »

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Client participation facility card; new information from IME
(NF, RCF)

IME has announced that they will no longer be printing and mailing the Facility Card effective November 19. Plus, providers must complete the Facility Client Participation Access Form to view client participation notices. Read More »

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Resources tool for ABN vs. HHCCN
(HHA)

For items and services provided on or after December 9, 2013, the HHABN will no longer be valid, and HHAs must use the ABN and HHCCN. See the quick resource guide available online. Read More »

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Activities
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Great resource for planning 2014 activities
(All)

The 2014 Health Care Events calendar is now available. Please share this information with your organization's activities department. Read More »

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National News
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AHCA responds to Congressional SGR reform framework
(NF)

AHCA's focus is on preserving funding for Medicare Part B providers and creating a solution to the therapy cap problem. 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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Education Calendar
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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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Restorative Nursing Program, December 11, West Des Moines
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Environmental Service Managers Conference, December 12, West Des Moines
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MDS 3.0 Certification—ICAC Program, January 21-23, 2014, 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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