IHCA ICAL Bulletin June 8, 2015
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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Awards
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Enter your IHCA ICAL Quality Awards nominations
(All)

Here's your big chance to show off the programs and people who make your organization great! The IHCA ICAL Quality Program Awards and Excellence in Long Term Services and Supports Award nominations are now being accepted. Read More »
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Payment and Regulatory
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CMS issues change requests on billing topics
(HHA)

Two transmittals from CMS on home health billing related topics. Read More »

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CMS Medicaid managed care proposed rule
(NF)

CMS issued a proposed rule addressing the Medicaid managed care regulations; this is the first update to the regulations governing Medicaid managed care plans since 2002. AHCA offers a detailed summary and insight. Read More »

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Transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10
(HHA, RCF, HCBS)

IME offers details on replacement of ICD-9 codes. Read More »
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Home health quality assessment reporting
(HHA)

Check out NAHC's summary of the CMS Special Open Door Forum on home health quality assessment reporting that is part of the “pay for reporting” requirement. Read More »

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PAC Golf
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PAC golf tournament: Tee it up for long term services and supports!
(All)

Reserve your spot at the Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament! Read More »

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IHCA ICAL Trade Show
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Trade Show booths going fast!
(All)

Trade Show booths are going fast! Associate members and vendors - don't miss out on getting yours reserved before they are all gone! Read More »

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Association News
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Solicitation for 2015 IHCA Board candidates
(NF)

The 2015-2016 election cycle has officially opened for Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) members in good standing who are interested in running for a position on the IHCA Board of Directors. Read More »

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ICAL seeking 2015-16 board candidates
(AL, RCF, HHA, HCBS, SH)

The 2015-2016 election cycle has officially opened for Iowa Center for Assisted Living (ICAL) members in good standing who are interested in running for a position on the ICAL Board of Directors. Read More »
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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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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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For Sale
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Used minibus for sale
(All)

Access Institute has a surplus minibus for sale. Read More »
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Education Calendar
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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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2015 NAHCA National Conference, June 10-11, Des Moines  For health care assistants in all care settings.
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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 Marriott   NEW LOCATION 
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Dietary Managers' Conference, June 24, West Des Moines
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NW District Education, July 7, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Storm Lake
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NE District Education, July 9. 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cedar Falls
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SE District Education, July 14, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., West Liberty
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SW District Education, July 16, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Atlantic
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Medical Directors' and Pharmacists' Senior Care Conference, July 18-19, Des Moines
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Dementia Care Conference, August 4, West Des Moines Marriott
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ICD-10 Coding for Long Term Care Providers, August 18-19, West Des Moines
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ICD-10 Coding Workshop for Home Health, October 12-13, 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
Awards
Payment and Regulatory
PAC Golf
IHCA ICAL Trade Show
Association News
National News
For Sale
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and post-acute care through professional development and shaping public and private policy through effective advocacy.
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