IHCA ICAL Bulletin January 19, 2015
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Legislative Update
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Governor's budget acknowledges funding needs
(All)

The 2015 Legislative Session of the Iowa General Assembly convened last week and Governor Branstad released his budget recommendations. Read More »

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Regulatory
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New RCF rules took effect January 14
(RCF)

New administrative rules governing the operation of residential care facilities took effect January 14. Read More »
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Two survey concerns identified
(AL, RCF)

The ICAL Survey Results Committee found two areas that all AL and RCF providers need to give special attention to avoid citations. Read More »
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Check the updated LEIE database!
(Medicaid providers)

Protect your organization from fines by checking the updated LEIE database. The downloadable updated files and instructional videos can be found on the OIG website. Read More »
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Payment
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Provider Enrollment Application Fee put on hold
(Medicaid providers)

IME has delayed implementation of the Provider Enrollment Application Fee.
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Family supplementation for Medicaid residents
(NF)

Here's a rundown on the rules, regulations and documentation for family supplementation for Medicaid nursing facility residents. Read More »

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ICD-10 testing offered by IME
(NF, RCF, HHA)

IME is offering End-to-End (E2E) testing for providers via their EDISS Connect2account. Read More »
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Assisted Living Management
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ALMC renewals sent
(ALMC)

Assisted Living Management Certification renewal certificates were sent last week. Read More »
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Influenza Update
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Iowa flu update webinar recording and resources
(All)

The IDPH/CADE webinar, Influenza update for long term care facilities in Iowa, is now available to be viewed online for those who weren't able to participate in its original airing last week. Read More »

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CDC health update: Treatment of influenza with antivirals
(All)

Antivirals are available and recommended, but evidence from the current and previous influenza seasons suggests that they are severely underutilized. Read More »
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Quality Improvement
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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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Register for AHCA/NCAL Quality Symposium
(NF, AL, RCF)

Start 2015 off right with the 7th Annual AHCA/NCAL Quality Symposium: It’s Time to Roar! in Austin, Texas, February 23-25. Read More »
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Affordable Care Act
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ACO regional resource book
(All)

Check out this great ACO resource from ECSI preferred provider, Independent Insurance ServicesRead More »

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National News
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AHCA/NCAL supports bill to protect quality of care
(NF)

The Creating Access to Rehabilitation for Every Senior (CARES) Act of 2015 (H.R. 290) was reintroduced in Congress last week. Read More »

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AHCA kicks off multimedia advocacy campaign
(NF, AL, RCF)

American Health Care Association launched its multimedia effort targeting Congress and government staff ahead of upcoming sustainable growth rate (SGR) deadline. Read More »

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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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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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Nursing Leadership Program for LTC Facility Nurses, March 10-12, 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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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, April 13-17, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, April 16, 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
Legislative Update
Regulatory
Payment
Assisted Living Management
Influenza Update
Quality Improvement
Affordable Care Act
National News
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