IHCA ICAL Bulletin September 9, 2015
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Managed Care
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Important managed care resources for providers
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Here are resources to gain basic knowledge and insight into Iowa's managed care program. All providers should review these materials. Read More »

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Update on MCO contracting
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IHCA ICAL's Readiness Workforce share what they have learned through a review of the MCO provider contracts. Read More »

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Attend September IME training on managed care and ICD-10
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IME has provider training on managed care and ICD-10 still to be held in the state yet this month. It is important for all providers to attend. Register now, because locations are filling up!  Read More »

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Call to Action!
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AL and HHA members asked to submit RoP comments
(AL, RCF, HHA)

Assisted living, residential care and home health members are asked to submit individual comments to CMS regarding the proposed rule on Requirements of Participation for Skilled Nursing Facilities.  It takes just a few minutes to submit your comment. Comments must be submitted by Monday, September 14Read More »

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Don't delay! Submit comments to CMS by September 14
(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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Regulatory and Payment
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Payroll Based Journal staffing data submission
(NF)

Registration is open and all long term care facilities are encouraged to register for the voluntary electronic data submission of staffing data for long term care facilities for the Payroll Based Journal (PBJ). Read More »
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NAHC submits home health proposed rule comments
(HHA)

NAHC submitted comments to CMS on its proposed rule that includes the Calendar Year 2016 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) rate update, the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) pilot program, and several quality measures for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program. Read More »

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Rx program changes announced
(NF, RCF, HHA)

Letter announces Iowa Medicaid Pharmacy Program changes. Read More »

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PASRR tracking system implemented September 1
(NF)

The full implementation of web-based PASRR Tracking, known as PathTracker, began September 1. The use of the system will become mandatory and will be linked to payment by January 2016. Nursing facilities should begin using PathTracker now! Read More »

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CMS posts FY 2016 Medicaid hospice payment rates
(H)

CMS has issued notice of the minimum Medicaid hospice payment rates for Fiscal Year 2016. Read More »
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Quality Improvement
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HCBS provider QI training webinar recording
(HCBS providers)

Watch for an FAQ and recording of the IME HCBS Quality Oversight Unit web-based quality improvement training session held September 9. Read More »

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IHCA ICAL Convention
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Convention 2015: It's magic!
(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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Trade Show to feature over 80 vendors!
(All)

Our Trade Show will feature plenty of vendors, a whole bunch of door prizes and some special ECSI vendor prizes. Don't miss out on the prizes and fun, September 28! Read More »

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Poster contest celebrates the magic of television
(All)

All IHCA ICAL members are invited to participate in the Poster Contest that features your seniors and/or staff. Get the details here! Read More »

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PAC golf tourney: Register by Friday
(All)

The Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament will be here before you know it! Reserve your spot by Friday, September 11 for the September 27 event at Willow Creek Golf Course! Read More »

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Association News
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IHCA ICAL annual meeting and elections
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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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AHCA NCAL Convention
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National convention early bird registration ends TODAY
(NF, AL, RCF)

Register in advance today to get the best rates for the AHCA/NCAL 66th Annual Convention & Expo, October 4-7, in San Antonio, Texas. 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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Successful Managed Care Contracting: Negotiating from a Position of Strength, Webinar available to purchase until September 30
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Single Facility Conference, September 15, 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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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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Managed Care
Call to Action!
Regulatory and Payment
Quality Improvement
IHCA ICAL Convention
Association News
AHCA NCAL Convention
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