IHCA ICAL Bulletin August 11, 2014
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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Payment
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CMS issues 2 percent SNF rate increase
(NF)

SNFs will see a 2 percent increase in their Medicare rates for FY2015.
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IHCA seeks and receives Loebsack's support
(HHA)

Congressman Loebsack signs on to letter urging CMS to suspend home health claim denials arising from face-to-face physician narrative requirements. Read More »

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Medicaid document processing summary
(Medicaid providers)

DHS provides IHCA with a summary of Medicaid document processing procedures. Read More »

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When there is no Medicare ID card
(All)

What steps should be taken when a new admission does not have a Medicare ID card? See what the IHCA Payment Consultant from BCG recommends. Read More »

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Medicare and the Marketplace FAQs
(All)

CMS document offers FAQs on Medicare and the Marketplace. Read More »

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Grant writing and management toolkit
(All)

A new toolkit provides guidance for grant writing and grant management for non-profit organizations. Read More »

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Quality Improvement
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Clinical practice guideline for care transitions
(All)

Careful care transitions can help keep a senior's health moving in a positive direction. Check out this great new resource for ensuring a safe and healthy transition of care. Read More »

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Tops in Survey
(All)

Congratulations to IHCA ICAL members 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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Awards
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Deadline Friday for two award programs
(All)

The IHCA ICAL Long Term and Post-Acute Care Excellence Awards and Quality Program Awards are great ways to recognize the top notch people and programs in your organization. Entries are due this Friday. Please share with your department heads and supervisory staff. Read More »

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Advocacy
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Consider holding a tour for your elected officials
(All)

During the August Congressional break is the time to invite elected officials to visit your facility or organization. It's a great way to show policymakers how much you care about your work and how they can make a difference for Iowa's seniors! 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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Healthcare Leadership Conference, August 13, West Des Moines  Registration Closed
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Your Role in Exceptional Customer Service in Healthcare, August 13, 10-11 a.m., Webinar
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Single Facility Conference, August 14, West Des Moines
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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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Preventing Re-hospitalizations, September 10, 10 a.m., webinar
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MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, September 10, West Des Moines
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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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