IHCA ICAL Bulletin October 27, 2014
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Payment and Regulatory
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HCBS Provider Quality Management Self-Assessment
(All HCBS providers)

All providers enrolled for the waiver services (including CDAC) must complete the HCBS Provider Quality Management Self-Assessment by December 1, 2014. Our upcoming webinar can help. Read More »

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Brain injury staff training requirements rule
(HCBS)

The rule clarifying training requirements for HCBS brain injury waiver service providers and direct service staff takes effect November 5, 2014. Read More »
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Navigating ACA compliance effective January 1
(NF, AL, RCF)

As an employer, a key aspect of the health reform law is understanding and complying with these provisions. An upcoming AHCA/NCAL webinar will help providers navigate these compliance issues. Read More »

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Part B Therapy Services billing
(NF)

IME letter outlines edits to the Procedure to Procedure (PTP) related to Medicare Part B. Read More »

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Hospice rate updates released
(NF, H)

Annual hospice rates effective October 1, 2014. Read More »
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ICD-10 prep begins again
(NF, RCF)

It's time to begin preparation for the implementation of ICD-10 on October 1, 2015. Read More »
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Clinical
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Seasonal illnesses are still biggest threat to seniors' health
(All)

Don't let Ebola overshadow the importance of immunizing against influenza and pneumonia. Read More »

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Protect against Norovirus
(All)

Instruct employees and families to take precautions to prevent infecting vulnerable seniors with Norovirus. Read More »

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New Ebola information from IDPH and CDC
(All)

The IDPH has a new Ebola-dedicated webpage and CDC has issued new information for healthcare providers. Read More »

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Quality Improvement
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Take the Bronze leap!
(NF, AL, RCF)

Get your quality journey headed in the right direction. Join 76 other IHCA ICAL members and earn national recognition for your quality efforts! Read More »

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QIN QIO Iowa kick off webinar
(NF)

Telligen's upcoming webinar will introduce the Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO). 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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Infection Prevention and Control in LTC, October 28, Iowa City
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Infection Prevention and Control in LTC, October 29, West Des Moines
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Bronze Award Application Workshop, October 30, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, November 3-7, West Des Moines
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NW District Education, November 4, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Storm Lake
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 6, West Des Moines
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NE District Education, November 6, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Cedar Falls
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Medicaid HCBS Elderly Waiver Provider Self-Assessment, November 10, 2:00 - 3:00, webinar
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SE District Education, November 11, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., West Liberty
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SW District Education, November 12, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Atlantic
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SNF Medicare Review, November 13, Coralville
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Getting Prepared for QAPI, November 18, West Des Moines   
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Home Health Care Conference, November 19, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Managers Annual Education Conference, November 20, West 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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