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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees July 19, 2016
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Awards
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Silver Quality Award recipient: Clarence Nursing Home!
(All)

Congratulations to the staff and residents of Clarence Nursing Home on being named a 2016 AHCA/NCAL Quality Silver Award recipient! Read More »

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IHCA Quality and Excellence Award nominations due August 10
(All)

The IHCA Quality Program Awards and Excellence in Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Award nominations are now being accepted. New this year, all nominations will be submitted using an online application.  Read More »

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Regulatory
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How to succeed with Payroll Based Journal webinar on Wednesday
(NF)

The start date for the mandatory staffing data reporting period under CMS regulations was July 1, 2016. If your facility is not yet up to speed on this new requirement, register now for this webinar on Wednesday. Read More »

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NF dietary rule amendments now in effect
(NF)

DIA has rescinded the current Dietary Rule 481—58.24 and adopted provisions requiring nursing facility dietary departments to use the most recent Food and Drug Administration Food Code. Read More »
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CMS Open Door Forum provides home health, hospice updates
(HHA, H)

NAHC provides a summary of the latest CMS Home Health, Hospice and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Open Door Forum on July 13. Read More »

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Regulatory - Workforce
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DOL issues Overtime Rule guidance for non-profits
(All)

The Department of Labor issued a fact sheet and guidance specifically addressing nonprofit organizations' compliance with its new Overtime Final Rule. Read More »

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OSHA announces new maximum penalty amounts
(All)

OSHA announced the new maximum civil penalties, which will take effect August 1, 2016. Read More »
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System changes for EPLS on www.SAM.gov
(Medicare and Medicaid providers)

Effective July 1, the SAM.gov changed the process to check individual names. Our reimbursement consultant, BCG Research, offers these steps for checking an individual against the EPLS on Sam.gov. Read More »

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Check updated LEIE Database
(Medicare and Medicaid providers)

Given the penalties and recent government warnings, long term care providers should check the LEIE on a regular basis. Here is an updated version... Read More »

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Payment and Reimbursement
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Medicare Part A SNF PPS Pricer Update FY 2017
(NF)

Nursing facility administrators will want to make sure billing staff members are aware of changes to the SNF PPS. Read More »
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Register for July 28 HHA PEPPER webinar
(HHA)

This training session, on Thursday, July 28 at 1:00 p.m., for HHAs will review information on PEPPER, how you can obtain your PEPPER and use it to support auditing and monitoring efforts. Read More »

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Track and improve your ICD-10 progress
(All)

This new toolkit will help providers assess and improve their ICD-10 coding. Read More »

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Medicaid provider enrollment application fee
(Medicaid providers)

The IME requires an application fee for certain newly enrolling and re-enrolling providers effective August 1, 2016. Read More »
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Payment - Managed Care
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Medicare crossover claims MCO testing completed
(NF,ICF/ID, HHA)

As of July 25, crossover claims will be sent automatically by Medicare to the MCO. Read More »

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Medicaid cost report submission and usage
(All)

IME updates and clarifies Medicaid cost report submission requirements and usage. Read More »

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Iowa Medicaid processes made simple
(All)

Check out these visual aides to help providers understand specific IME processes. Read More »
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Next IHCA managed care call on July 27
(All)

Our next Members Only Managed Care conference call is July 27 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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Quality Improvement
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New Quality Measures to impact 5-Star Ratings on July 27
(NF)

Beginning July 27, the Quality Measure component of the Five-Star Rating System will reflect five of the six new measures. Read More »

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KEPRO's BFCC-QIO Program webinar
(NF)

This webinar will present an overview of the role of the BFCC-QIO and the services it provides for healthcare providers and stakeholders. Read More »

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HIPAA
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OCR release Ransomware guidance
(All)

This guidance will help HIPAA covered entities combat ransomware and meet their compliance obligations under the HIPAA regulations. Read More »
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Recall
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Diocto Liquid recall
(All)

The FDA is alerting health care professionals that PharmaTech LLC, Davie, Florida, is voluntarily recalling all non-expired lots of Diocto Liquid, a docusate sodium solution distributed by Rugby Laboratories, Livonia, Michigan. The agency confirmed the product has been contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia, a bacteria linked to an outbreak in five states.
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IHCA Convention
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IHCA Convention registration is now open!
(All)

Registration is now open for the 2016 IHCA Convention and Trade Show. The event is September 26-28 at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Des Moines. Read More »
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Support IHPAC with fun in the sun!
(All)

It's golf season and you know what that means...The Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament is coming up, September 25. Sponsors and golfers can register now! Bring your own foursome or we'll pair you up with one.  Read More »

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National News
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AHCA/NCAL Convention early registration ends Friday
(NF, AL, RCF)

The early bird registration discount for the AHCA/NCAL 67th Annual Convention & Expo ends on Friday! Register now!  Read More »

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2016 Cost of Care survey results released
(All)

The Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2016 revealed the national and state monthly median rate for home care, assisted living and nursing facilities. Read More »

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AHCA, NCAL & NAHC this week
(All)

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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How to Succeed with Payroll Based Journal, July 20, 10:00-11:30, Webinar
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2016 LTC Quality Symposium, July 27, West Des Moines
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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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Bronze Award Application Workshop, August 25, West Des Moines
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Social Services Conference, August 30, 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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AANAC-Resident Assesment Coordinator Certification Course (RAC-CT), September 6-8, West Des Moines
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MDS 3.0 Update Class, September 13, West Des Moines   
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Feeding Assistant Train-the-Trainer Program, September 14, West Des Moines
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2016 IHCA Convention and Trade Show, September 25-28, Marriott Hotel, 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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Awards
Regulatory
Regulatory - Workforce
Payment and Reimbursement
Payment - Managed Care
Quality Improvement
HIPAA
Recall
IHCA Convention
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