IHCA ICAL Bulletin August 10, 2015
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Managed Care
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Webinar on managed care contracting
(All)

Managed care is coming to Iowa! Our upcoming webinar will help your organization prepare for contract review and negotiation. This webinar is especially important for providers who operate 1 to 10 facilities/agencies. Read More »
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Payment and Regulatory
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AHCA offers details summary of 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's summary provides an indepth look. Read More »

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Providers should complete ICD-10 tracking survey
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IME asks providers to complete the ICD-10 tracking survey to gauge the progress toward implementation readiness. Don't expect a delay in ICD-10 implementation beyond October 1, 2015. Providers need to be ready for the ICD-10 transition. Read More »

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CMS updates Medicare Claim Review Programs booklet
(NF)

This CMS resource helps reduce Medicare claim coverage and coding errors. Read More »

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CLIA waiver requirements and survey
(NF, AL, HHA)

Providers that routinely check blood sugars of residents, tenants and patient should hold CLIA waivers. Along with the waiver, comes a CLIA inspection. Read More »

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Clinical
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Influenza outbreaks starting in Iowa
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It's never too early to be wary of influenza symptoms. Be prepared to protect your residents, clients and co-workers through proactive influenza prevention strategies. Read More »

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Quality Improvement
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Webinar: Falls Prevention Awareness Day resources
(All)

This webinar will introduce new resources and tools to use in your falls prevention efforts and Falls Prevention Awareness Day activities. 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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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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Reserve hotel rooms for convention now!
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Book hotel rooms for convention now before they're all gone! Read More »

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Iowa Health PAC
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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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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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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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Managed Care Network Protections, August 21, webinar
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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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Managed Care
Payment and Regulatory
Clinical
Quality Improvement
Association News
Convention
Iowa Health PAC
National News
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