IHCA ICAL Bulletin December 2, 2013
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Quality Initiative
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Best practices conference call to feature IHCA member
(NF, AL, RCF)

IHCA member, Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center is being featured in the Friday, December 13, Telligen teleconference to discuss how they successfully eliminated the off-label use of antipsychotics in their dementia unit. Read More »

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ALs urged to register for national PSO
(AL)

ICAL member assisted living providers are strongly encouraged to participate in the National Patient Safety Organization (PSO) for Assisted Living. Read More »
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Regulatory
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Webinar on HCBS incident report
(HCBS)

Training is being offered on Friday regarding Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 77, Major Incident Reporting Requirements, involving enrolled members of HCBS waiver and Money Follows the Person (MFP) programs. Read More »
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Payment and Reimbursement
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Medicaid 2014 SSI and Medicaid Spousal Impoverishment provisions
(All)

Certain Medicaid income and resource standards are adjusted beginning each January in accordance with changes in the SSI federal benefit rate and the CPI. Read More »
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Iowa Medicaid Provider Integrity rules updated
(All)

DHS has amended the Medicaid regulations as part of Program Integrity rule amendments designed to clarify the DHS policies. Read More »
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Matching date ranges for hospice and NF
(NF, H)

Effective December 1, 2013, if the date range for the nursing facility reimbursement and the date range for the routine hospice do not match, the claim will be denied. Read More »
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Medicare finalizes 2014 home health payments
(HHA)

Changes made to Medicare 2014 home health payments promote lower costs for beneficiaries and taxpayers. Read More »
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RCF rates for 2014
(RCF)

Iowa Medicaid Enterprise has released the residential care facility rates for 2014. Read More »

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Medicaid pharmacy program changes effective January 1
(NF, RCF, HHA)

IME has released Medicaid pharmacy program changes effective January 1. Read More »

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Update to Case Activity Report
(NF, RCF, H)

The Case Activity Report (CAR), Form 470-0042, has been updated and is now available online from IME. Read More »

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Additional data reporting on claims
(H)

Webinar for hospices on new Change Request (CR) 8358 data collection. Read More »

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Association News
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New members of ICAL Board of Directors
(All)

ICAL is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors. Read More »
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National News
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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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NCAL's risk management resources
(AL, RCF, SH)

NCAL has developed resources for members on its new risk management webpage. Read More »
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Education Calendar
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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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ICAC Renewal Program (MDS 3.0 Re-Certification), January 15, 2014, 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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