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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees October 3, 2016
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Reimbursement and Regulatory
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Member call on new CMS Requirements of Participation
(NF)

AHCA is hosting a member call on the new CMS Requirements of Participation for Medicare and Medicaid. Read More »

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Revised Part B Therapy Functional Reporting Quick Reference Chart
(NF)

SNF billers and therapists are encouraged to review the revised reference chart. Read More »
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Annual updates to ICD-10
(HHA)

Home health agencies are reminded of the ICD-10 annual updates effective October 1. Read More »
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PBJ requires recording of hours worked and paid
(NF)

Here are more FAQs on the Payroll-Based Journal mandatory reporting that begins November 16, 2016. Read More »

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DIA Adult Services Bureau contact update
(NF)

DIA has provided an update of its Adult Services Bureau contacts.
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Ombudsman regions realigned
(NF, AL, RCF)

The Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman issued map of realigned Local Long-Term Care Ombudsman regions.  Read More »
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Managed Care
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Iowa's managed care ombudsman
(All)

Ombudsman added to work with Iowan's in one of the seven waiver programs and/or receiving care in a health care facility served by the managed care program. 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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Quality Improvement
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CMS: Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings Preview Reports now available
(HHA)

Home health agencies are encouraged to review their reports now in the event that there are discrepancies that must be reported since request for suppression deadline is Oct. 24. Read More »
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CMS QAPI Brief: Focus on Adverse Events
(NF)

QAPI Brief includes a list of potentially preventable adverse events and a case study on medication-related adverse events. 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, HHAs and RCFs on our Members Only website. Read More »
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Risk Management
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AL risk management resource on private caregivers
(AL)

Took kit offers resources and sample documents for assisted living programs when residents and their families hire private caregivers to provide supplemental services and support. Read More »

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Workforce
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States file legal challenge against federal overtime rule
(All)

Iowa is among 21 states that filed a legal challenge to the federal overtime rule set to take effect December 1, 2016. Read More »

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National News
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Giorgio named Jan Thayer Pioneer Award recipient
(All)

Pat Giorgio will be recognized as the 2016 recipient of the Jan Thayer Pioneer Award at the AHCA/NCAL convention later this month. 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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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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