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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees November 21, 2016
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Regulatory and Payment
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Phase 1 of RoP added to F-Tags
(NF)

The current F-Tags have been revised to include the requirements and regulation text. Preorder your updated Long Term Care Survey Manual with this recently released information. Read More »

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RoP updates to provider documents
(NF)

Several documents are undergoing revisions to meet Requirements of Participation update. Read More »

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Court delays arbitration regulation implementation
(NF)

The November 28 implementation date for halting pre-dispute arbitration agreements in nursing care centers is temporarily delayed. Read More »
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New RoP resources on ahcancalED
(NF)

AHCA has posted new resources to assist with implementing the Requirements of Participation. Read More »
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Staffing data on Nursing Home Compare, Dec. 1
(NF)

CMS will add a PBJ data submission indicator on Nursing Home Compare starting December 1. Has your data been submitted? Read More »

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PASRR care plan requirements update
(NF)

IHCA works with state agencies and ASCEND to clarify PASRR care plan documentation requirements to better align with CMS Requirements of Participation. Read More »

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2016 Provider Quality Management Self-Assessment
(HCBS providers)

Q & A offers help for providers when completing the 2016 Provider Quality Management Self-Assessment that is due December 1. Read More »
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Webinar on OCR Nondiscrimination Rule
(NF, AL, RCF)

This final rule has largely flown under the radar since its publication, begging the question: Are you prepared to comply with the new requirements? This AHCA/NCAL webinar can help! Read More »
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Webinars: Medicaid NF Cost Report & IGT Program
(NF)

On December 1 and 2, at 10:00 a.m., IHCA is hosting free member webinars to discuss recent Medicaid program updates. Read More »
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Emergency Preparedness
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CMS final rule summaries
(NF)

A summary of the new CMS emergency preparedness 2016-17 regulations and procedures is now available. Read More »
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Quality
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AHCA/NCAL Quality Summit, March 6-8
(NF, AL, RCF)

The 2017 AHCA/NCAL Quality Summit is designed to give a fresh perspective and strategies for meeting quality challenges. Read More »
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Activity Services
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National Nursing Home Week theme announced
(NF)

The unique cultures and experiences of our residents help capture what makes our country proud! Read More »

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IPALTC
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Expand your medical director's resources
(NF)

Give your medical director the resources to be your facility's post-acute and long term care clinical expert and advocate! Read More »
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National News
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What will administration changes mean to home care?
(HHA, H)

Articles from the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) focus on regulation and Medicare in the new political environment—what may happen and how will home care and hospice be affected? Read More »

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Top 5 things: State of the Home Health Industry
(HHA)

NAHC summarizes the findings of its State of the Home Health Industry survey of 751 home health and hospice agencies in all fifty states. Read More »

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Help shape NCAL's future
(AL, RCF)

Help NCAL understand how to best serve the needs of its AL and RCF members! 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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Association News
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Sign up now for 2017 IHCA committees!
(All)

Please complete the IHCA Committee Selection form to volunteer for the 2017 committees. All employees at IHCA member organizations are eligible to serve on any committee. Selections must be submitted by Thursday, December 1. Read More »
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IHCA 2017 convention room block open
(All)

Make reservations now for the 2017 IHCA Convention and Trade Show. Read More »

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Nominations open for 100 Great Iowa Nurses
(All)

100 Great Iowa Nurses - Help make sure our terrific long term services and supports nurses are well represented on the 2017 list. Submit your nominations by December 31! Read More »

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Education Calendar
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Restorative Nursing Program, November 30, West Des Moines
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LTC Nurse and Leadership Program, December 6-7, West Des Moines
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Winter Quarterly Education Conference, December 14, Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, West Des Moines
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Home Health Care Conference, December 14, Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, West Des Moines
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Health Care Assistants Education Conference, December 14, Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, 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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