IHCA ICAL Bulletin June 30, 2015
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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Regulatory
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DIA announces new IDR judges
(NF, AL)

Two new IDR judges will begin work later this summer. Read More »

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Inspections begin for new OSHA rules
(NF, RCF)

OSHA memo outlines inspection guidelines for new key hazards for nursing facilities and residential care facilities. Read More »

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Payment
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PASRR and Ascend training
(NF)

PASRR and Ascend training being offered in four locations this month.
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NF Analysis: Census, Occupancy & CMI
(NF)

This RUG and CMI data is increasingly important to our members in pursuing their strategic and quality goals. Read More »

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Properly filing Medicaid ventilator care claims
(NF, ICF)

Properly document ventilator care claims to ensure the correct Medicaid reimbursement. Read More »

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ICD-10 Quick Start Guide and more!
(NF, HHA)

With ICD-10 implementation just three months away, make sure you're using all available resources to be prepared! Read More »

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Medicaid Managed Care
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Toolkit for understanding MCO contracts
(All)

AHCA's Best Practices Toolkit: Negotiating and Entering into Medicaid Managed Care Contracts will help providers prepare for the consideration and review of MCO contracts. Read More »

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Webinar on MCO contracts
(All)

Save the date for upcoming webinar, Negotiating and Entering into Medicaid Managed Care ContractsRead More »
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Association News
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HPSI ranked number one!
(All)

HPSI has some exciting news to share! Read More »
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Run for a 2015-16 IHCA Board position
(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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Awards
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Celebrate success with IHCA ICAL award 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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PAC Golf
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Golf for the good of long term care
(All)

Reserve your spot now for the Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament, on September 27 at Willow Creek Golf Course! Read More »

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NALW
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Buy more t-shirts and save!
(AL, RCF)

Outfit your entire assisted living staff for National Assisted Living Week. 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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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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DHS Dialogue and Updates for Nursing Facility Eligibility, July 29, 10-11:00 a.m., Webinar
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Dementia Care Conference, August 4, West Des Moines Marriott
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Home Health Care Conference, August 6, 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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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, August 20, West Des Moines
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Social Services Conference, August 26, West Des Moines
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AANAC Resident Assessment Coordinator Certification Course (RAC-CT), September 8-10, West Des Moines   
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2015 IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show, September 27-30, 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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Regulatory
Payment
Medicaid Managed Care
Association News
Awards
PAC Golf
NALW
National News
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