IHCA ICAL Bulletin August 31, 2015
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Managed Care
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Outreach to LTSS Medicaid members begins this week
(All)

DHS is sending introductory mailings on the managed care transition beginning this week. 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. It is important for all providers to attend. Register now, because locations are starting to fill up!  Read More »

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Call to Action!
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Call to Action: SNF members need to voice concerns
(SNF)

Attention IHCA nursing facility members! CMS needs to hear our concerns on the proposed rule change for SNF/NF Medicare and Medicaid Requirements of Participation. It's easy to submit your comment.  Read More »

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Payment
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Cost reporting of direct care staff training
(HCBS providers)

IME letter outlines rule change on cost reporting of direct care staff training expense. Read More »

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Medicaid emergent condition care
(All)

IME offers clarification on emergent medical condition coverage for Medicaid beneficiaries. Read More »

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Botox medical use expanded
(Medicaid providers)

ICD-10 implementation will change the IME payment for Botox and expand its use for some LTSS related conditions. Read More »

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2016 Medicare SNF PPS rate calculator available
(SNF)

AHCA offers a Medicare Part A SNF PPS rate calculator on its member website. Read More »

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Association News
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IHCA ICAL annual meeting and elections
(All)

IHCA and ICAL Board online elections voting has launched and annual meeting is scheduled. Read More »

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YOU! Yes, you! Please update your facility contact info
(All)

If you have not already done so, please complete the Membership Update Form to help us keep your organization's contact information up to date.  Read More »

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IHCA ICAL Convention
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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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Slide show photo deadline is September 8
(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. Don't miss the submission deadline for the slide show photos. Read More »

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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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Reserve rooms by September 4 for best pricing
(All)

Reserve hotel rooms for convention now! These special room rates are limited until sold out or the cut-off date of September 4Read More »

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AHCA NCAL Convention
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AHCA NCAL Convention early bird registration ends September 9
(NF, AL, RCF)

Only nine days remain to register in advance for the AHCA/NCAL 66th Annual Convention & Expo, October 4-7, in San Antonio, Texas. Read More »
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NCAL News
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Help shape NCAL's future
(AL, RCF)

NCAL has launched a membership survey and wants to hear from its assisted living and residential care facility members! 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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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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In This Issue
Managed Care
Call to Action!
Payment
Association News
IHCA ICAL Convention
AHCA NCAL Convention
NCAL News
National News
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