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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees January 23, 2017
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Payment and Regulatory
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CMS SNF PPS Overview Booklet updated
(NF)

Share the revised version of the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System provider education booklet with your billing staff. Read More »

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MedPAC seeks cuts for home health
(HHA)

The new MedPAC recommendations could reduce 2018 spending on home health agencies. Read More »
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Webinar looks at new Home Health CoP
(HHA)

The NAHC web event on January 25 will give HHA providers insight into the HHCoP changes, CMS’ rationale behind the changes, and details on agency compliance with the revised HHCoP. Start now to prepare for the July 13 implementation date. Read More »

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Managed care call recording available
(Medicaid providers)

The next IHCA Managed Care Call is Wednesday, February 8. If you missed the January call, the recording is now available. Read More »
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Legislative Update
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Lawmakers continue work on FY 17 deappropriation
(All)

Legislative leaders continue to work with budget committees and the governor on funding. Read More »

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Emergency Preparedness
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New emergency preparedness requirements webinar
(NF, ICF/IID)

AHCA is offering a 4-part webinar series on the new emergency preparedness final rule effect November 2017. Start preparing now by registering for the webinar. Read More »

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Workforce
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New I-9 form for employers
(All)

A new I-9 form is required beginning January 22. Here's where you can find the new form... Read More »
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Make the most of this member benefit!
(All)

IHCA's Allied Health Care Councils offer FREE professional development, regulatory updates and survey trends for the different discipline leaders within your organization. Learn more about the resource your staff may be missing out on! Read More »

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Bathing Without a Battle training online
(All)

The FREE Bathing Without a Battle training modules are ideal for NF, AL and HHA nurses and direct care staff. Read More »

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Resources
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Guidance for providing services to Holocaust survivors
(All)

This resource provides information on helping meet the unique needs of Holocaust survivors living in the U.S. Read More »

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National News
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Quality Summit and Independent Owners' Conference in March
(NF, AL, RCF)

Two great AHCA/NCAL conferences are being held back-to-back in March in Orlando, Florida. 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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NF Requirements of Participation Workshop, January 25, West Des Moines
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AANAC-Resident Assessment Coordinator Certification Course (RAC-CT), January 31-February 2, West Des Moines
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Activity Professionals' Qualification Course, February 1-April 28, West Des Moines (classroom and online)
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NW District Meeting & Education, February 7, 9:00- 12:00, Storm Lake
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NE District Meeting & Education, February 9, 9:00- 12:00, Cedar Falls
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SE District Meeting & Education, February 14, 10:00-1:30, West Liberty
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SW District Meeting & Education, February 16, 9:30- 12:30, Atlantic
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MDS 3.0 Update, February 16, West Des Moines
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Fall Prevention Workshop, February 22, West Des Moines
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Life Safety & Fire Safety Conference, February 27 & 28, Coralville
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Life Safety & Fire Safety Conference, March 1 & 2, Jefferson
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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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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