IHCA ICAL Bulletin May 26, 2015
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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NAHCA Conference
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Build your caregiving team at the NAHCA conference
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All IHCA ICAL member providers are encouraged to send as many of their direct care staff members as possible to this excellent conference. And learn more about how you can save on registration fees for direct care and leadership staff. Read More »

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Association News
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Create your own AHCA/NCAL web login
(NF, AL, RCF)

Create your individual login to access AHCA/NCAL online resources (including LTC Trend Tracker). Here's how... Read More »
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Regulatory and Payment
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Van transportation guidance
(NF, AL, RCF)

This guidance for members on van transportation will help toward the goal of providing for resident and tenant safety. Read More »
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Letter on revision of NF level of care form
(HCBS providers, NF)

The NF level of care for HCBS Waiver form has been updated. See this informational letter for details. Read More »

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Managed Care
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Q&A from May District education
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Document offers questions, answers and comments from WellCare Health Plans' presentation on managed care. Read More »

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Quality Initiative
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Make a bold move! Start the Quality Initiative
(AL, RCF)

No more excuses! AHCA and NCAL provide tools to help your organization navigate the Quality Initiative goals. Get started today! Read More »

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Affordable Care Act
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ACA resource page
(NF, AL, RCF)

AHCA/NCAL webpage offers links to all types of Affordable Care Act resources. Read More »

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Legislative Update
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Session heads into June
(All)

Twenty-one 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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National News
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NCAL introduces new executive director

The AHCA/NCAL have announced Scott Tittle as the new Executive Director of NCAL. 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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Scholarships
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Scholarship applications due Sunday
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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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Health Information Technology
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Stay up on e-health initiatives!
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Registration is open for the annual Iowa e-Health Summit, June 23-24 in West Des Moines. Read More »

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Education Calendar
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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
NAHCA Conference
Association News
Regulatory and Payment
Managed Care
Quality Initiative
Affordable Care Act
Legislative Update
National News
Scholarships
Health Information Technology
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