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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees May 23, 2016
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Workforce
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DOL publishes final overtime rule
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The Department of Labor has issued the overtime final rule that becomes effective on December 1, 2016. Read More »

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OSHA final rule on injury and illness recordkeeping
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The final rule has two main elements: electronic submission and updates to how employers inform employees to report work-related injuries or illnesses. Read More »

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Careers section expands with CNA and career development resources
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Our website's Careers section at www.iowahealthcare.org has been expanded and improved! Read More »

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Regulatory
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Healthcare non-discrimination rule is finalized
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The rule has technically been in effect since 2010 with the Affordable Care Act. With the HHS' finalization, the majority of the rule's provisions will be effective starting July 18, 2016. Read More »
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Supplement to abuse policy, reporting flowchart
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A flowchart detailing 50.7 has been added to the abuse reporting resources for IHCA member nursing facilities. Read More »
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Payment and Reimbursement
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PBJ resources from AHCA
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AHCA has a number of free resources for members as they prepare for the Payroll Based Journal mandatory staffing data collection that takes effect July 1. Read More »

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CMS announces Medicare claim appeals relief
(Medicare providers)

CMS gives clarification to the MACs and QICs regarding the scope of review for redeterminations. Read More »
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OFCCP revises Functional Affirmative Action Plans
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This new directive, effective on April 28, 2016, currently applies to providers that currently have VA patients and a VA contract. AHCA is working on having nursing facility providers excluded. Read More »

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Webinar today on 60-day Overpayment Rule
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AHCA is offering a free webinar on the Medicare 60-day Ovepayment Rule today at 2 p.m.  Read More »

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Managed Care
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IA Health Link & MCO enrollment process
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Resources and information on enrollment in IA Health Link and MCOs for both individuals and providers. Read More »
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MCO provider advocate contacts
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Here are updated MCO contact lists for their health care advocates/account executives/provider relations consultants. Read More »
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Managed care conference call recording
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Our next members-only managed care conference call is May 25 at 11:30.  Submit questions in advance to Brandon Hagen. Members also have access to recordings of the calls. Read More »

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AHC prior authorization webinar POSTPONED
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AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa has postponed its webinars on submitting prior authorizations electronically. Read More »

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Training
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Free training on LGBT needs and rights in care settings
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This free training on the needs and rights of LGBT individuals in long term services and supports is important for all employees to complete.
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Great price for CMS recommended online dementia training
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CARES® online dementia training program is recommended by CMS to meet the Affordable Care Act Section 6121 mandate for nurse aides. The course is now available for individuals to purchase, too! Our members receive an additional 10 percent off the by entering a promo code when ordering. Read More »

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Technology
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FBI releases guidance on protecting against Ransomware attacks
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FBI has releases guidance for organizations and their employees to protect against a “ransomware” attack. Read More »
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Association News
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Let us help pay for this great opportunity!
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The national health care assistants' conference, is being held in Des Moines, June 1-2. Let Iowa Health Care Association help pay your caregivers' way to the conference! It's easy to apply! The application deadline is extended to May 25. Read More »

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One week to Foundation scholarship deadline
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The deadline for IHCA Foundation Health Care Scholarship applications is May 31 . Please share with all staff members! Read More »

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Trade Show booths going fast!
(Associate members & vendors)

Trade Show booths are going fast! Associate members and vendors - don't miss out on getting yours reserved before they are all gone! Read More »
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How are we doing?
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IHCA is conducting a member customer satisfaction survey. Please take a few minutes to complete it. 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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IHCA ICAL Leadership Academy, 4-part series: June 7-8, December 15, 2016 & June 8 2017, West Des Moines  Registration Closed
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Activity Professionals Conference, June 9, West Des Moines
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Home Health Care Conference, June 14, West Des Moines
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Dietary Managers Conference, June 15, West Des Moines
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Summer Quarterly Education Conference and Technology Fair, June 21, Prairie Meadows Conference Center, Altoona
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Medical Directors and Pharmacists Senior Care Conference, July 16-17, Arnolds Park
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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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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