IHCA ICAL Bulletin May 18, 2015
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Quality Initiative
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Webinar on the 2015-2018 Quality Initiative goals
(NF)

All IHCA member nursing facilities are encouraged to participate in this webinar to enhance and support their Quality Initiative efforts. Read More »
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Take the next step: AL Quality Initiative
(AL, RCF)

NCAL announces the next phase of the Quality Initiative for Assisted Living and and tools to support assisted livings' efforts. Read More »
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Legislative Update
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The budget stalemate continues
(All)

Fifteen days after the 2015 Legislative session of the Iowa General Assembly was to end, the State budget stalemate continues. Read More »
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Payment
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Medicaid Managed Care update
(All)

New additions have been made to the DHS FAQ and check out other managed care resources from IHCA ICAL. Read More »

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Guidance for reopening claims beyond filing time frame
(NF, HHA, H)

Home health, hospice and nursing facility billers should review this MLN Matters article. Read More »
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Home health
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National telehealth survey needs Iowa providers' input
(HHA)

Iowa home health agencies are asked to participate in a national survey on the use of telehealth among home health care agencies. This survey is relevant whether or not your agency has adopted telehealth. Read More »

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Scholarships
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Deadline approaching for Foundation scholarships
(All)

The deadline for the IHCA Foundation Health Care Scholarship applications is May 31. Please forward this information to your employees! Read More »

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Resources
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Diabetes education for your community
(AL, SH)

Telligen is offering community based diabetes self-management education at assisted livings or senior housing communities and can also provide a train-the-trainer program. 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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SE District Education, May 19, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., West Liberty
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SW District Education, May 21, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Atlantic
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ICD-10 Coding for Long Term Care Providers, May 27-28, West Des Moines  Registration closed - See August 18-19 class
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SNF Medicare Review, June 2, West Des Moines   
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Summer Quarterly Education Conference and Technology Fair, June 10, Des Moines
     Get Day 2 of NAHCA Conference for just $25 more!
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INTERACT Boot Camp - Reducing Acute Care Transfers, June 17, West Des Moines
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Activity Professionals "Bag of Tricks" Workshop, June 18, West Des Moines
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Dietary Managers' Conference, June 24, West Des Moines
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ICD-10 Coding for Long Term Care Providers, August 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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Online Dementia Care Training and Individual Certification Program
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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.

West Des Moines area hotel discounts for IHCA ICAL members.

Map to the IHCA ICAL Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.

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In This Issue
Quality Initiative
Legislative Update
Payment
Home health
Scholarships
Resources
National News
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and post-acute care through professional development and shaping public and private policy through effective advocacy.
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