IHCA ICAL Bulletin August 24, 2015
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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Call to Action!
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Call to Action: All SNF members asked to submit comment to CMS
(SNF)

Attention IHCA nursing facility members! Help CMS hear our concerns on the proposed rule change for SNF/NF Medicare and Medicaid Requirements of Participation. Read More »

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Managed Care
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DHS announces MCOs selected
(All)

DHS letter announces selected MCOs and provider resources in the works for Iowa's managed care initiative. Read More »

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IME training scheduled for managed care and ICD-10
(All)

IME has scheduled provider training for managed care and ICD-10 in 11 statewide location in September. Read More »

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Regulatory
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Check the updated LEIE database!
(Medicaid providers)

Protect your organization from fines by checking the updated LEIE database. The monthly updated files and instructional videos can be found on the OIG website. Read More »
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Resources for environmental compliance
(NF, AL)

A new resource is here to help nursing homes and assisted living owners and operators comply with state and federal environmental regulations. Read More »
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Convention
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Magical convention is in the works!
(All)

Be a part of the magic at the 2015 IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show, September 28-30 at the Downtown Des Moines Marriot Hotel. Register now!
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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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Rooms are disappearing fast. Is yours reserved?
(All)

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

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Start convention off right with PAC golf
(All)

Start convention off with a little exercise and a lot of fun! 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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Association News
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If your contacts aren't up to date, we can't get to you!
(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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National Assisted Living Week
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Governor proclaims Assisted Living Week in Iowa
(AL, RCF)

Governor Terry Branstad has declared September 13-19, National Assisted Living Week in Iowa. Get your proclamation here! 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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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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Successful Managed Care Contracting: Negotiating from a Position of Strength, September 30, 10-11:00 a.m., webinar
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Feeding Assistant Train-the-Trainer Program, October 8, West 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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Association News
National Assisted Living Week
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