IHCA ICAL Bulletin November 10, 2014
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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Regulatory
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Proposed dietary rules changes
(NF)

DIA's draft proposal rules would rescind and replace the current dietary rules in Chapter 58. Read More »

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Assisted living respite care rule update
(AL)

A new rule on respite care services in assisted living takes effect November 19. Read More »

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Updated Record Check Evaluation form
(All)

DHS provides updated Record Check Evaluation form for NFs, ALs, RCFs and HHAs. Read More »

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OIG releases 2015 Work Plan
(HHA)

The OIG Work Plan for 2015 specifically addresses issues for home health and hospice. Read More »
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Payment and Financials
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Resident Trust Fund issues
(NF)

AHCA recently received information from the Treasury Department about two Resident Trust Fund issues that will be of interest to nursing facilities. Read More »
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Public meetings on HCBS settings transitions
(HCBS providers)

Join the Iowa Department of Human Services in a discussion on upcoming changes to the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) settings. Read More »
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2015 home health payment rates include complex modifications
(HHA)

NAHC offers its analysis of the CMS final rule on payment rate changes in home health services for CY 2015. Read More »
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2nd quarter data analysis
(NF)

IHCA Payment Consultant Jeff Steggerda offers an analysis of the 2014 second quarter nursing facility RUG distribution and CMI information. Read More »
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Quality Improvement
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Complete Intent to Apply to save on fees
(NF, AL, RCF)

Save on the Quality Award Program registration fees by completing the Intent to Apply by November 13. Join 76 other IHCA ICAL members and earn national recognition for your quality efforts! Read More »

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Flu prevention saves lives - Take it seriously
(All)

Telligen is offering a webinar on flu prevention for health care providers. Read More »

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Convention
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Book rooms early for IHCA ICAL convention 2015
(All)

The IHCA ICAL room block at the Des Moines Downtown Marriott Hotel is now accepting reservations for the 2015 IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show. Read More »
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AHCA/NCAL convention CEUs and photos available
(NF, AL, RCF)

Attendees and award recipients at the AHCA/NCAL 65th Annual Convention & Expo, can find instructions for accessing CEUs and purchasing event photos here. 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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Resources
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Used minibus for sale
(All)

Access Institute, a non-profit organization in Idaho, has surplus minibuses for sale. Read More »
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Education Calendar
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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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Health Care Assistants Education Conference, December 3, Des Moines
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Winter Quarterly Education Conference, December 3, Des Moines   
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Financial Management for Independent Providers, December 4, Des Moines
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Restorative Nursing Program, December 10, 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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Regulatory
Payment and Financials
Quality Improvement
Convention
National News
Resources
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