IHCA ICAL Bulletin December 29, 2014
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Influenza Update
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Guidance for influenza outbreak
(All)

IDPH asks providers to continue to closely monitor residents for symptoms of influenza and provides this guidance. Read More »
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Workforce Regulations
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New overtime rule challenge succeeds
(HHA, H)

NAHC has provided further details on the importance of the recent overtime rules lawsuit ruling as well as a Q & A on the ruling's impact on home care and hospice providers. Read More »
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Regulatory and Payment
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Guidance on MAOs' SNF encounter claims
(NF)

CMS guidance on requirement that MAOs submit HIPPS codes with all SNF encounter claims. Read More »
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IME letter on Medicaid provider enrollment fee
(Medicaid providers)

IME announces a federal application fee for newly enrolling and re-enrolling organizational providers effective January 1, 2015. Read More »
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Quality Improvement
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Save on dementia training
(All)

ECSI endorsed vendor, CE Solutions, offers IHCA and ICAL members a FREE Alzheimer's course and a 25 percent discount on its 2-part, 8-hour dementia series. Read More »
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Fall prevention training
(All)

Training being offered by Iowa AAA to implement fall prevention programs. Read More »
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Activities
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Health care events calendar: Great resource for activities!

The 2015 National Health Care Events calendar is a great resource for organization promotions and activity planning, so be sure to share it with your department heads, especially Activity Services. 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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Association News
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Happy Holidays from IHCA ICAL

Happy Holidays to all of our IHCA ICAL members! Our office will be closed in observance of the New Year's holiday. Read More »

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Education Calendar
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AANAC Resident Assessment Coordinator Certification Course (RAC-CT), January 20-22, West Des Moines
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NW District Education, February 3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Storm Lake
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NE District Education, February 5, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Cedar Falls
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SE District Education, February 10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., West Liberty
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MDS 3.0 Update Class, February 11, West Des Moines
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SW District Education, February 11, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Atlantic
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Life Safety/Fire Safety 2015, February 16-17, Carroll   
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Life Safety/Fire Safety 2015, February 18-19, Coralville   
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Fall Prevention Workshop, March 4, West Des Moines
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ICD-10 Coding for Long Term Care Providers, March, 18-19, 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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West Des Moines area hotel discounts for IHCA ICAL members.
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Map to the IHCA ICAL Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.
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In This Issue
Influenza Update
Workforce Regulations
Regulatory and Payment
Quality Improvement
Activities
National News
Association News
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