IHCA ICAL Bulletin November 30, 2015
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Managed Care
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United Healthcare provider training starts this week
(All)

The first of the four Iowa MCOs, United Healthcare, has scheduled provider training for December for each provider type. All providers should plan to participate. Read More »

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Member enrollment packets being sent
(All)

IA Health Link managed care member enrollment packet mailings should be completed by this week. Here are links to what is being sent. Read More »

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Provider Webinar Regarding HCBS Rates
(HCBS providers)

IME has a link available to the provider webinar regarding HCBS rates that was held on November 12. Read More »
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Payment and Regulatory
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Payroll-Based Journal and Electronic Staffing Data Collection: What you can do today
(NF)

Nursing facilities should use the voluntary period to ensure their data collection system works with the CMS Payroll-Based Journal system prior to the required submission date. Read More »

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PASRR training with Ascend and DHS
(NF)

PASRR training dates and locations have been announced by Ascend and DHS. Nursing facilities that provide PASRR care, should plan to have staff attend. Read More »

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CMS announces improvements to Recovery Audit Program
(NF)

CMS has provided several updates to improve the Medicare Recovery Audit program. AHCA provides a summary. Read More »
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Iowa's Estate Recovery Law requirements
(NF)

Nursing facilities are required to report the death of a Medicaid resident to the IME Revenue Collection unit. Here are links to the requirements and required form. Read More »

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Appeal filed with Supreme Court on overtime lawsuit
(HHA)

NAHC took its challenge to the validity of U.S. Department of Labor rules impacting overtime compensation for certain home care employees to the U. S. Supreme Court. Read More »
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Education
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Managed care, direct care and trending survey topics
(All)

Don't miss our two big winter education events next week. The Winter Quarterly Education Conference and Healthcare Assistants Education Conference are December 9 at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in West Des Moines. Read More »

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Association News
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100 Great Iowa Nurses nominations open
(All)

We all know the long term services and supports profession has the most talented and dedicated nurse force in the state! Let's make sure our profession is well represented on the list of 100. Read More »
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Create personal AHCA/NCAL login by year's end
(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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National News
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AHCA/NCAL Independent Owners Leadership Conference
(NF, AL, RCF)

The popular AHCA/NCAL Independent Owners Leadership Conference is March 16-18 in San Diego. Read More »

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If your focus is quality - you should head to San Antonio!
(NF, AL, RCF)

The NCAL Spring Conference and the Quality Symposium have joined together to become The AHCA/NCAL Quality Summit, February 9-11, 2016, in San Antonio. Register now for this important, quality-focused event! Read More »

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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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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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MDS 3.0 Update Class, January 21, West Des Moines
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AANAC Resident Assessment Coordinator Certification Course (RAC-CT), January 26-28, 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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