IHCA ICAL Bulletin March 16, 2015
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Regulatory and Payment
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AL Respite Care Agreement template
(AL)

Davis Brown Law has provided a template for a DIA-approved AL respite care agreement. Read More »

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Medicaid modernization webinar and meetings
(All)

Three new meeting dates have been added to the Medicaid modernization statewide public meeting schedule. This meeting on Iowa's Medicaid modernization is being offered to stakeholder groups in locations across the state as well as in a webinar through IHCA on March 24. Read More »

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Comments sought on HCBS waiver services
(HCBS providers)

Comments sought on two HCBS waiver services issues. Share your comments with IHCA ICAL to have them included in our comments to DHS. Read More »

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ACO regional resource book
(All)

Check out the newest edition of the ACO Regional Resource Book (3rd edition) for long term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers from Independent Insurance Services, an ECSI preferred partner. Read More »

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The VA and Service Contract Act webinar

AHCA's free webinar will answer questions about SCA and issues impacting providers as a VA contractor. Read More »
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Legislative Update
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Revenue estimating conference later this week; Budget targets not yet set
(All)

Budget targets will be determined after legislators get the report from the State's Revenue Estimating Committee (REC) on March 19. Read More »

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Quality Improvement
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The 2014 Quality Report
(NF)

See how your organization stacks up with national providers and AHCA member providers on key quality improvement trends. Read More »

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Health Information Technology
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Adopting IT for LTPAC: Achieving care continuity
(NH, HHA)

Capitol Hill briefing focuses on IT tools for home care and long term care. Read More »
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Association News
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ICAL member receives NCAL Award
(AL)

ICAL member, Howie Groff, was recognized for championing high-quality, long term care through continuous improvement efforts. Read More »
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NCAL Awards open for nominations
(AL, RCF)

Help recognize those who demonstrate outstanding service in assisted living! Submit your nominations for the NCAL Awards. Read More »

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Scholarships for NAHCA Conference in Des Moines
(All)

IHCA ICAL is awarding up to $20,000 in scholarships to member organizations sending at least two health care assistants to the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA) National Conference, June 10-11, 2015, in Des Moines. Applications are due by April 27. Read More »

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Foundation scholarships applications due May 31
(All)

These 30 $1,000 scholarships are for employees at IHCA and ICAL member organizations who are furthering their education in nursing, physical/occupational therapy or health care administration with the intention of working in the long term and post-acute care field. 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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ICD-10 Coding for Long Term Care Providers, March, 18-19, West Des Moines REGISTRATION CLOSED - Registration open for May 27-28 class - see below.  
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AANAC RAC-CT Re-Certification Program, March, 25, West Des Moines
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IHCA ICAL Spring Quarterly Education Conference, March 31-April 1, Des Moines
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Home Health Care Spring Conference, March 31-April 1, Des Moines
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MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, April 8, West Des Moines
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MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, April 9, 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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Antipsychotic Drug Reduction Workshop, April 22, Carroll
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ICD-10 Coding for Home Health, April 22-23, West Des Moines
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Antipsychotic Drug Reduction Workshop, April 29, Coralville   
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Antipsychotic Drug Reduction Workshop, April 30, West Des Moines
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NW District Education, May 5, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Storm Lake
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NE District Education, May 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Cedar Falls
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ICD-10 Coding for Long Term Care Providers, May 27-28, West Des Moines
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SNF Medicare Review, June 2, 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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Regulatory and Payment
Legislative Update
Quality Improvement
Health Information Technology
Association News
National News
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