IHCA ICAL Bulletin July 28, 2014
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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Payment
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PEPPER reports can help minimize Medicare audit risk
(NF, H)

IHCA Payment Consultants urge nursing facilities to access their PEPPER reports to assess their Medicare programs for risk levels. Read More »

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New bill to fix CMS rebasing rule
(HHA)

Congressional support continues to rally for repealing CMS' flawed rebasing rule set to start January 1, 2015. Read More »

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Correction to SNF consolidated billing code lists
(NF)

CMS has notified providers that certain Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes were not included in the 2014 annual SNF update. Some claims may need to be re-opened and re-processed. Read More »

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1st quarter data analysis
(NF)

IHCA Payment Consultant Jeff Steggerda offers an analysis of the 2014 first quarter nursing facility RUG distribution and CMI information. Read More »

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Quality Improvement
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Discover The Magic of Music with NALW
(All)

National Assisted Living Week's The Magic of Music resources aren't just for assisted living providers. All senior care providers and activity staff can adapt these resources for use with their residents, tenants and clients. Explore all these resources that will help you implement music into your care support efforts! Please share this with your Activity Department. Read More »

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Excellence in LTPAC Awards - Recognize your staff
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The IHCA ICAL Long Term and Post-Acute Care Excellence Awards are a great way to recognize the top notch people in your organization. Your organization administration, staff, residents and even vendors are invited to nominate staff members in the categories found here. Please share with your department heads and supervisory staff. Read More »

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IHCA ICAL Quality Program Awards accepting entries
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If your organization has a program that "works" - whether it's new or old - submit it for an IHCA ICAL Quality Program Award. Recognize your team's hard work! Please share with your department heads and staff leadership. Read More »

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Tops in Survey
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Congratulations to IHCA ICAL members who receiving a deficiency-free DIA inspection. And don't forget to check out the latest in survey trends from the IHCA ICAL Survey Sub-Committee on our Members Only website. Read More »
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National News
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AHCA, NCAL & NAHC this week

Here's your update on national long term and post-acute care and services news from AHCA/NCAL including Capitol Connections, NCAL Connections and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice website. Read More »

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Education Calendar
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Medicare Review for Home Health, July 29, West Des Moines
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Dementia Care Conference - featuring Teepa Snow, July 31, West Des Moines REGISTRATION CLOSED
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Healthcare Leadership Conference, August 13, West Des Moines
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Your Role in Exceptional Customer Service in Healthcare, August 13, 10-11 a.m., Webinar
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Medicaid HCBS Elderly Waiver Review for A.L.s and R.C.F.s, August 20, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, August 21, West Des Moines
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Social Services Conference, August 27, West Des Moines
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MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, September 10, West Des Moines
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Preventing Re-hospitalizations, September 10, 10 a.m., webinar
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MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, September 11, West Des Moines
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IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show, September 28 - October 1, Des Moines
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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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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West Des Moines area hotel discounts for IHCA ICAL members.
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