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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees September 19, 2016
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IHCA Convention
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Early bird registration ends Tuesday
(All)

Save $50 on registration fees if you sign up by Tuesday. You don't want to miss the 2016 IHCA Convention and Trade Show,  September 26-28 in Des Moines. Also - convention handouts are now available online.
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Regulatory
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Answers to most common PBJ questions
(NF)

Running into questions as you begin gathering and submitting PBJ data? Here are the answers! Read More »

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HHVBP webinar Thursday: Submitting new measures data
(HHA)

All home health agencies should participate in this week's webinar on reporting requirements for the mandatory pilot program that includes all Iowa HHAs. Read More »

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Training for CMS Infection Prevention and Control Officer requirement
(SNF)

AHCA/NCAL will have training available to help NFs meet the new Nursing Center Requirements of Participation's Infection Prevention and Control Officer requirement. Read More »

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Payment
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Medicaid provider enrollment renewal is required!
(Medicaid providers)

ALL Medicaid providers are required by the Affordable Care Act to renew their enrollment in order to stay active in the Iowa Medicaid program. Read More »

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Pharmacy program changes
(Medicaid providers)

IME has announced Pharmacy Program Changes effective October 1. Read More »

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Managed Care
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Electronic Visit Verification and the MCOs
(HHA and Waiver Providers)

MCOs will implement Electronic Visit Verification for home health and waiver providers in calendar year 2017 Read More »

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Managed care call recording available
(All)

The next IHCA Managed Care Call is Wednesday, October 12. If you missed the September 14 call, the recording is now available. Read More »

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Activity Services
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Movie umbrella license long form available
(All)

A long form agreement for the movie umbrella license is available for LTC operators with a large number of buildings, so they can submit a single application to cover all its communities. Read More »

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Clinical
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Nursing delegation webinar Tuesday
(AL, RCF)

This AHCA/NCAL webinar on Tuesday will help explain the differences between assignment and delegation, and the responsibilities of the employer, nurse leader, delegating nurse, and delegatee in the process of delegation. Read More »
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Disaster Preparedness
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Final rule posted for disaster preparedness
(SNF, HHA)

As CMS posts emergency preparedness requirements final rule, nursing facilities and home health agencies are encouraged to review their disaster preparedness policies. Read More »

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Quality Improvement
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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, HHAs and RCFs on our Members Only website. Read More »
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Association News
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Board elections voting closes Wednesday
(All)

Online election of IHCA, ICAL and ICHC Boards of Directors officers and directors-at-large is now in progress. Online voting closes on September 21, 2016. Each member organization's approved voting representative received an email from IHCA Election Center voter@associationelections.com.  Read More »

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Workforce
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Salary and benefits study questionnaires available
(NF, AL)

Assisted living and long term care salary and benefits studies in progress. Members are asked to participate. Read More »

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National News
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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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2016 IHCA Convention and Trade Show, September 25-28, Marriott Hotel, Des Moines
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Silver Award Application Workday, October 6, West Des Moines
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QAPI Training Workshop, October 11, West Des Moines
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SNF Medicare Review, October 12, Iowa City
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Feeding Assistant Train-the-Trainer Program, October 13, West Des Moines  DATE CHANGED
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LTC Nurse and Leadership Program, October 26-December 7, West Des Moines
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MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, November 1, West Des Moines
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MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, November 2, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, November 7-11, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 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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IHCA Convention
Regulatory
Payment
Managed Care
Activity Services
Clinical
Disaster Preparedness
Quality Improvement
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