IHCA ICAL Bulletin September 14, 2015
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Call to Action!
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Comment period on SNF RoP extended to October 14
(All)

There is still time to Take Action Now! Your voices having an impact! We must ensure that CMS continues to hear us. Read More »

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Regulatory and Payment
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Replacement letters issued for clarification
(Medicaid providers)

DHS issues clarification on two IME Informational Letters. Read More »

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Annual submission requirements for Medicaid providers
(Medicaid providers)

This Informational Letter applies to providers, or part of a provider entity that receives payments in any federal fiscal year (October 1 to September 30), of at least $5,000,000 from Iowa MedicaidRead More »
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Comments to CMS on HH Payment and Quality Reporting proposed rule
(HHA)

AHCA/NCAL submitted public comments to CMS on the proposed home health regulations for CY2016 that may impact AHCA and NCAL members and the beneficiaries they serve. Read More »
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SOM Manual revision related to HHA
(HHA)

Revision relates to requirements for when a home health agency moves to a new site or location. Read More »
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AHCA/NCAL comment on CY2016 Medicare physician fee schedule
(NF, RCF)

AHCA/NCAL submits comments to CMS on proposed Part B Medicare physician fee schedule. Read More »

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Quality and Survey
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CMS revision of QI survey training
(NF)

CMS issued memo with revisions to the Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) training process. Read More »
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The Value of the Intent to Apply
(NF, AL, RCF)

Learn more about the savings available through National Quality Award Intent to Apply process. Get started on your Bronze, Silver or Gold award TODAY! Read More »

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Clinical
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Insulin preparation in AL and HHA settings
(AL, HHA)

The FDA has recently issued guidance regarding the use of certain syringes for the long term storage of medications. 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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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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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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NAHCA News
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NAHCA introduces 'Ask Lori Porter'
(All)

NAHCA is launching a new version of the PEP Talks video series. Read More »
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Resources
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Special training for Residents' Rights Month

Gain a better perspective of what residents and tenants of long term care facilities experience every day at a special training event being offered by the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Register in advance. Read More »

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Education Calendar
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Successful Managed Care Contracting: Negotiating from a Position of Strength, Recording 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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Call to Action!
Regulatory and Payment
Quality and Survey
Clinical
Association News
IHCA ICAL Convention
National News
NAHCA News
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