IHCA ICAL Bulletin November 16, 2015
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Managed Care
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All CMS Listening Sessions rescheduled
(All)

CMS has rescheduled the listening sessions for Non-institutional MLTSS Providers, Institutional MLTSS Providers, Other Providers, and Consumers and Advocates. Read More »

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DHS responds to CMS' concerns on readiness
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DHS responds to CMS' concerns regarding the planned January implementation of Iowa’s High Quality Health Care Initiative. Read More »

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Education
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Winter Quarterly Education and Health Care Assistants Conference - Register now!
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Register now for IHCA ICAL winter education conference events: the Winter Quarterly Education Conference and Healthcare Assistants Education Conference Read More »

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Payment
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CMS strategy for home health claims probe and educate review
(HHA)

A new MLN article gives instructions on the Probe and Educate Review strategy for home health agencies. Read More »

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ICD-10 updates
(NF)

Here's the latest ICD-10 resources, tools and tips from CMS. Read More »
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2016 Medicare premiums and deductibles announced
(All)

Share the 2016 Medicare premiums and deductibles with your business office and social services staff. Read More »

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Quality and Survey
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Gerontological nursing certification for RNs
(NF, AL, RCF)

Having RNs with gerontological nurse certification can give providers a competitive edge when negotiating with ACOs, MCOs and hospitals. 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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Assisted Living
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Deadline TODAY for Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Survey
(AL)

ICAL members are encouraged to participate in the 18th annual Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Survey. The survey deadline is today! Read More »

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Members need to create personal AHCA/NCAL login
(NF, AL, RCF)

IHCA and ICAL members need to create an individual login for the AHCA/NCAL websites and online resources by December 30. Read More »

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AHCA/NCAL convention photos and videos now available
(NF, AL, RCF)

Members who were recognized at the AHCA/NCAL convention can now access event photos and videos online. Read More »

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Association News
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IHCA seeking managed care/reimbursement specialist
(All)

With increasing reimbursement changes for long term services and supports (LTSS), IHCA is adding a Managed Care & Reimbursement Specialist position. 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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MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, November 18, West Des Moines
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MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, November 19, West Des Moines
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HCBS AL Elderly Waiver Changes Dec. 2015, November 19, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Webinar
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Home Health Care "5-Star" Conference, December 2, West Des Moines
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Restorative Nursing Program, December 3, West Des Moines
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Health Care Assistants Education Conference, December 9, Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, 1800 50th St., West Des Moines
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IHCA Winter Quarterly Education Conference, December 9, Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, 1800 50th St., 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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