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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees June 6, 2016
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Quality
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Iowa adds 23 national Bronze award recipients!
(NF, AL, RCF)

AHCA/NCAL announces 23 IHCA and ICAL member organizations are recipients of the 2016 National Quality Bronze Award! Read More »

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Tops in Survey
(All)

Congratulations to IHCA members receiving a deficiency-free DIA inspection. Members can review the latest survey trends for NFs, ALs and RCFs on our Members Only website. Read More »

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Regulatory and Payment
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Don't delay!! Mandatory Staffing Data Submission begins July 1
(NF)

Is your nursing facility ready for the July 1 implementation of the CMS Mandatory Staffing Data Submission via the Payroll Based Journal system? If not, here is EVERYTHING you need to get started. Do not let your facility be found out of compliance come July 1! Read More »

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Letter clarifies OTC drug reimbursement
(NF, ICF/ID)

IME clarifies earlier letter on the cost and reimbursement of nonprescription drugs on NF, ICF/ID and PMIC facilities' Medicaid cost report. Read More »

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Managed Care
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Home health claims billing process
(HHA)

AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa offers these tips for home health claim submissions. Read More »

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FAQ from MCO UnitedHealthcare
(All)

Here's an FAQ on IA Health Link and the UHC Community Plan for providers from UnitedHealthcare.  Read More »

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Managed care conference call on Wednesday
(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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Life & Fire Safety
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Webinar on CMS Life Safety Code updates
(NF, ID/DD)

Don't miss this free webinar on Thursday that provides an overview of CMS life safety code changes that are now in effect. Read More »

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Association News
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Solicitation for IHCA, ICAL and ICHC Board of Directors' candidates
(All)

The 2016-2017 election cycle has officially opened for Iowa Health Care Association members interested in running for a position on the IHCA Board of Directors, ICAL Board of Directors, or ICHC Board of Directors. Read More »

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Iowa Nurse Assistance Program Committee applicants sought
(All)

The Iowa Board of Nursing is seeking qualified individuals to apply for the Iowa Nurse Assistance Program Committee. Read More »
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2016 Senior Care Innovation & Technology Use Survey
(All)

Help AHCA gain a better understanding about how long-term and post-acute care providers across the care continuum are approaching innovation and implementing technology to support care. Complete this survey by Friday. 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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ICD-10 Coding for LTC Providers, August 18, West Des Moines
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The Art of ICD-10 Coding for Home Health, August 31-September 1, 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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