IHCA ICAL Bulletin August 17, 2015
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Managed Care
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DHS announces winning bidders for Medicaid Modernization Initiative
(All)

The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) has issued a Notice of Intent to Award contracts to four bidders for Governor Branstad’s Medicaid Modernization initiative. Read More »
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Friday's Managed Care Contracting webinar - Important for all Iowa providers
(All)

Don't be left wondering what hit you when Managed Care comes to Iowa! Our webinar on Friday 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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New PS&R CMS portal
(NF)

Update to system that houses PS&R reports may affect your user ID, security and password to enter system. Read More »

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Cost report review requirement
(ICF/ID, HCBS, HHA, ICF/PMI)

IME provides explanation into cost report review requirements. Read More »
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Changes to HCBS AL On-Call Service
(AL)

IME has released changes with the HCBS Elderly Waiver Assisted Living On-Call Service. Read More »
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HCBS Provider Manual updates
(HCBS providers)

New HCBS Manual updates have been released by DHS. Read More »
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CMS proposes template for the F2F
(HHA)

NAHC offers insight and further clarification regarding the home health face to face (F2F) encounter electronic and paper clinical template.  Read More »

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Quality Improvement
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2015 Influenza Update - Get Immunized!
(All)

Now is the time to prepare for this year's flu season. Telligen's webinar on Wednesday will give you a good start! 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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Iowa Health PAC
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Golf with a purpose - Iowa Health PAC!
(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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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!
(All)

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

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Association News
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Make sure your organization is getting what it pays for
(All)

Employees come and go, contacts change, even organization names and ownership changes. But if you don't tell us, we don't know! Please complete the Membership Update Form to help us keep your organization's contact information up to date.  Read More »

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Resources
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Catalog full of resources on all LTSS subjects
(NF, AL, RCF)

Don't overlook resources available through AHCA/NCAL. 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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Antipsychotic Drug Reduction Workshop, October 21, Coralville
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Antipsychotic Drug Reduction Workshop, October 22, West Des Moines
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QAPI Training Workshop, October 28, West Des Moines
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SNF Medicare Review, October 29, Cedar Falls   
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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, November 9-13, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 12, 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
Quality Improvement
Iowa Health PAC
Convention
Association News
Resources
National News
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