IHCA ICAL Bulletin August 3, 2015
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Payment
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Nursing facility rate sheets mailed
(NF)

Per IME: Rate sheets being mailed to nursing facility providers. Also, guidance on nursing home replacement and renovation funds.  Read More »

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Letter clarifies attending physician requirement on claims
(NF, ICF/ID, RCF)

IME will no longer accept long term care claims submitted with an inappropriate attending provider appended. Read More »

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Public hearings on waivers being submitted to CMS
(All)

DHS is holding public hearings on proposed waiver changes being submitted to CMS. Read More »
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Proposed rule change for Medicare/Medicaid requirements
(NF)

AHCA summarizes proposed rule changes for SNF/NF Medicare and Medicaid Requirements for Participation. Members are encouraged to submit comments. Read More »

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CMS Releases FY 2016 SNF PPS Final Rule
(NF)

CMS released the FY 2016 SNF PPS final rule, which also included language on value-based purchasing (VBP) as well as the recently-enacted IMPACT law. AHCA outlines specifics behind the market basket update. Read More »

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PASRR care planning tools
(NF)

New care planning tools have been added to the PASRR website. Read More »
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Regulatory
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Inspections begin for new OSHA rules
(NF, RCF)

Multiple resources are available to help your facility be prepared for OSHA's new inspection guidelines for inpatient healthcare settings. Read More »

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BCG takes staff survey tool online
(NF)

BCG Research is trying something new this year—online staff surveys. Check out the benefits of going online for your staff satisfaction survey! Read More »

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Quality
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Learn about using LTC Trend Tracker in assisted living
(AL)

Tuesday webinar on using LTC Trend Tracker for assisted living programs. Learn more about this free tool from AHCA/NCAL and how it can support your quality improvement efforts. Read More »
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Tops in Survey
(All)

Congratulations to IHCA ICAL members receiving a deficiency-free DIA inspection. And don't forget to check out the latest in survey trends from the IHCA ICAL Survey Sub-Committee on our Members Only website. Read More »

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Awards
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Award nomination deadline this FRIDAY!
(All)

Nominations are due Friday for the IHCA ICAL Quality Program Awards and Excellence in Long Term Services and Supports Awards. Don't miss this opportunity to recognize your staff's hard work and quality efforts! Administrators: Share this with your marketing and activity staff. Read More »

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Association News
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Help us update your records
(All)

Please complete the Membership Update Form to help us keep your organization's contact information up to date.  Read More »

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Convention
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Get your foursome signed up!
(All)

Calling all associate members and organization members! 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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Reserve hotel rooms for convention now!
(All)

Book hotel rooms for convention now before they're all gone! Read More »

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2015 poster contest and slide show photo submission
(All)

All IHCA ICAL members are invited to participate in the Poster Contest and Photo Submissions that feature your seniors and/or staff celebrating magical moments.  Read More »

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National Assisted Living Week
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Planning resources for a great NALW!
(AL, RCF)

The NALW Planning Guide and Product Catalog and NALW Media Toolkit offer great resources and products for making your NALW a success. Read More »

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Resources
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New dementia and brain injury care resources
(All)

New resources for dementia and brain injury care and promoting brain health.
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National News
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AHCA, NCAL & NAHC this week

Here's your update on national long term services and supports 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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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 REGISTRATION CLOSED
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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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Bronze Award Application Workshop, September 17, 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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ICD-10 Coding for Long Term Care Providers, October 14-15, 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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National Assisted Living Week
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