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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees October 10, 2016
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Regulatory
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Nondiscrimination rule summary and resources
(NF, HHA)

The majority of the rule's provisions became effective starting July 18, 2016. It applies to most healthcare programs including home health care services, nursing care facilities, ID/DD residential facilities, as well as, hospitals and doctor offices. Read More »
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RoP summary and resources
(NF)

AHCA offers resources and a rule summary to help members begin moving forward with new Medicare and Medicaid Requirements of Participation. Read More »

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RoP education being planned
(NF)

Education will be rolling out quickly for new Medicare and Medicaid Requirements of Participation. Read More »

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New CMS requirements for food, nutrition and dining
(SNF)

The LTC Survey Requirements for Participation are changing and SNFs' dietary services will be expected to be in compliance. Read More »
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Updated SNF QRP requirements fact sheet
(NF)

Quality Reporting Program fact sheet covers claims-based measures and MDS-based measures. Read More »

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Payment and Managed Care
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Report: Medicaid abuse in personal care services
(HHA)

OIG is calling for reform after finding more than $600 million of questionable Medicaid billing from November 2012 to August 2016. Read More »
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Changing managed care organizations
(All)

How a resident can change to a different MCO. Read More »

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Obtaining patients' MCO information
(HCBS)

Individual MCO enrollment information being removed from the Individualized Services Information System. Read More »

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MCO vision benefit guide
(All)

See the vision benefit guide for key contact information and plan requirements. Read More »

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Quality Improvement
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NQF report explores HCBS quality measures
(NF, AL, HHA)

The NQF committee's report includes recommendations for HCBS quality measurement opportunities. 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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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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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
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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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NW District Education, November 8, 10 a.m. to noon, Storm Lake
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 10, West Des Moines
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NE District Education, November 10, 10 a.m. to noon, Cedar Falls
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SE District Education, November 15, 10 a.m. to noon, West Liberty
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SW District Education, November 17, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Atlantic
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Restorative Nursing Program, November 30, 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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