IHCA ICAL Bulletin December 14, 2015
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Managed Care
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Medicaid Provider Toolkit updated
(All)

An updated IA Health Link Managed Care Program Provider Toolkit was posted on the DHS Medicaid Modernization webpage today. Read More »

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MCO comparison chart for value-added services
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DHS has provided two comparison charts that are good references when weighing the benefits of one MCO over another. Read More »
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State expands Safe Harbor measure
(All)

All Medicaid providers, whether in-network or out-of-network for the partner insurance plans, will receive 100 percent reimbursement for services provided for the first three months of the IA Health Link program. Read More »
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Managed Care Organization Training Summit
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Register in advance for the DHS Managed Care Organization Training Summit. Sending your RSVP (including your name, practice affiliation and number of attendees) to the RSVP contact noted on the chart in the Informational Letter. Read More »

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MCOs hosting provider training
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Providers should plan on participating in provider training being offered by the MCOs. Read More »

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Regulatory and Payment
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Staffing Data Submission reminder
(NF)

ALL nursing homes are encouraged to register to submit data to prepare to meet the electronic submission of staffing data through the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) requirement and maintain compliance. Read More »

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CMS Open Door forum on HHVBP Model
(HHA)

Iowa home health agencies should participate in the December 17 CMS Special Open Door Forum on the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model. Read More »

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Association News
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IHCA ICAL launch Leadership Academy in January
(NF, AL, RCF)

In response to members' requests, IHCA has designed a program to help leaders and their organizations achieve excellence. Learn more about this program that is exclusively for IHCA ICAL members. Read More »

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Revised calendar updates 2016 Winter Quarterly date
(All)

An updated version of 2016 Education Calendar has been posted. The Winter Quarterly 2016 date has been changed. Read More »

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Reservations now being accepted for convention lodging
(All)

The IHCA ICAL room block at the Des Moines Downtown Marriott Hotel is now accepting reservations for the 2016 IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show. 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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Clinical
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IDPH: Shigella activity on the rise
(All)

Shigella can be easily spread via food, water or directly from one person to another. Read More »

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Resources
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New Professional Liability Toolkit from AHCA/NCAL
(NF, AL, RCF)

AHCA/NCAL introduces a new member resource: The Professional Liability Toolkit: Solutions to Avoid Unnecessary and Expensive LitigationRead More »

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National News
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AHCA/NCAL bookstore free shipping
(NF, AL, RCF)

Celebrate the holidays with free shipping from the AHCA/NCAL Bookstore!
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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 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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IHCA ICAL Leadership Academy, January 26-27, StayBridge Suites, West Des Moines (with subsequent meeting dates on June 22 & December 8, 2016)
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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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