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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees May 31, 2016
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IHCA, ICAL and ICHC among 400 advocates in D.C.
(All)

Our members met with Iowa's elected officials in Washington D.C. to discuss current issues and concerns of Iowa long term services and supports providers and the people they serve. 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?
(All)

IHCA is conducting a member customer satisfaction survey. Please take a few minutes to complete it. Read More »

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Managed Care
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MCO web portals, member and claims information
(All)

In last week's IHCA Managed Care Conference Call, providers asked for specifics on how to access the MCO web portals and retrieve member and claims related information. Here is what the MCOs provided... Read More »

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Claim denials? Check your MCO contracts
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Experiencing claim denials from MCOs? It may be because the services you are submitting claims for weren't included in your contract.  Read More »

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Fix for client participation amounts for NF claims
(NF)

AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa offers this fix for nursing facility claims that are not pulling the client participation amount. Read More »
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Waiver provider requirements for managed care
(HCBS)

In this Informational Letter, IME provides a chart that identifies the key requirements for Individual CDAC providers providing services to Medicaid eligible members. Read More »

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IME clarifies Level of Care process
(NF, ICF/ID)

In Informational Letter No. 1674-MC, IME clarifies the submission of Level of Care certification for nursing facility residents. Read More »

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Managed care conference call recording
(All)

Our next Members Only managed care conference call is June 8 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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Payment and Reimbursement
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What's next in Probe and Educate?
(HHA)

Many agencies continue to use encounter documentation forms that are creating high denial rates. Read More »

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Disaster Preparedness
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New disaster planning materials from HHS
(All)

Disaster preparedness doesn't take a season off. See the latest from HHS for resources that will help you be prepared for disasters of every kind. 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  Registration Closed
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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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NE District Meeting & Education, July 7, 9:00-noon, Cedar Falls
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SE District Meeting & Education, July 12, 10:00-1:00, West Liberty
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SW District Meeting & Education, July 14, 9:30-12:30, Atlantic
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Medical Directors and Pharmacists Senior Care Conference, July 16-17, Arnolds Park
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NW District Meeting & Education, July 19, 10-noon, Storm Lake
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Special Morning Session - NW District Education, July 19, 10-noon, Storm Lake
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Special Afternoon Session - NW District Education, July 19, 1:00-3:00, Storm Lake
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Dementia Care Workshop, August 2, Coralville
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Dementia Care Workshop, August 3, Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, August 10, West Des Moines
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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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