IHCA ICAL Bulletin January 18, 2016
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Attention home health agencies: HHVBP registration is required!
(HHA)

Iowa home health agencies that have not already done so, MUST register for the Home Health Value Based Purchasing Pilot Program. Participation in this pilot program is mandatory for ALL Iowa home health agencies. Read More »
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Webinars on new PASRR systems effective Feb. 1
(NF)

PASRR providers should participate in these important webinars on ServiceMatters and PathTracker Plus with Links to Payment, both of which go live February 1, 2016. Read More »

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Nursing facility family supplementation required form
(NF)

Nursing facilities are reminded of IME requirements for completion of the nursing facility family supplementation form. Read More »

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July 1, 2015 rates released
(NF)

IHCA Reimbursement Consultant Jeff Steggerda provides the latest information on the progress of the July 1, 2105 rate release for nursing homes. Read More »
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Updated CMS Remittance Advice Fact Sheet and FAQ
(NF)

Medicare billers should review updated claim remittance resources from CMS. Read More »

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Upcoming QIES systems downtime
(NF, HHA)

All QIES systems will be down for a 5-day stretch in March. Providers will need to make contingency plans to ensure data is submitted in a timely manner. Read More »

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Regulatory
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Two-step TB testing required
(RCF)

ICAL's review of RCF surveys show a trend in non-compliance with TB test requirements. Make sure your organization is conducting the required tests. Read More »

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IHCA represents providers at DIA Kaizen event
(All)

Mary Jane Carothers participated in DIA's Kaizen event to help streamline the fining and citation procedures so providers can respond in a more timely manner to ensure resident safety and regulatory compliance. Read More »

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Managed Care
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Negotiating rates with MCOs
(All)

Be sure you have the most recent rate information when negotiating rates with MCOs. Read More »

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Administrative burden concerns discussed by MAAC
(All)

IHCA staff joined state DHS leaders to discuss the Medicaid managed care transition and reimbursement issues. Read More »

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Training and education resources
(All)

Is your organization ready for the March 1 transition to managed care? Check out these DHS resources and special training IHCA has in store for its members. Read More »

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Legislative Update
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2016 Legislative session is underway
(All)

IHCA lobbyists' report on the first week of the 2016 Iowa Legislative session, and the list of bills related to long term services and supports. Read More »

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Workforce
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Webinar series focused on caregiver recruitment
(All)

IHCA is hosting a 3-part webinar series on workforce development that will help your organization's efforts to recruit health care assistants. Learn more about this series that begins January 26. Read More »

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Quality
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IA-ADAPT's new antipsychotic drug reduction tools
(NF, AL)

Keep the reduction the off-label use of antipsychotic drugs at the forefront of your dementia care and training! See these new resources from IA-ADAPT. 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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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 3.0 Update Class, January 21, West Des Moines
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Data-Driven CNA Recruitment—Tips to Get More Aide Applications, January 26, 2:00-3:00, webinar
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AANAC Resident Assessment Coordinator Certification Course (RAC-CT), January 26-28, West Des Moines
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NW District Meeting and Education, February 2, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Storm Lake
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NE District Meeting and Education, February 4, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Cedar Falls
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SE District Meeting and Education, February 9, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., West Liberty
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Data-Driven CNA Recruitment—Increasing Interview Show-Ups, February 9, 2:00-3:00, webinar
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SW District Meeting and Education, February 11, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Atlantic
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Life & Fire Safety Conference, February 15-16, Jefferson
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Life & Fire Safety Conference, February 17-18, Coralville
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Fall Prevention Workshop, February 25, West Des Moines
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LTC Nurse and Administrator Leadership Program, Part 1: March 9-10, Part 2: April 20-21, West Des Moines   
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Data-Driven CNA Recruitment—90-Day Caregiver Onboarding Best Practices, March 15, 2:00-3:00, webinar
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CNA and Direct Caregiver Mentorship Program, March 22-23, 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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