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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees February 13, 2017
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Legislative Update
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Legislature addresses major policy issues
(All)

Highly controversial issues overshadow other work in Legislature. Budget information gathering continues. Read More »

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Regulatory and Payment
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F2F plan of care requirements
(HHA)

IME outlines requirements for the HHA face-to-face encounter plan of care. Read More »

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Submit PBJ staffing data by February 14
(NF)

The deadline is today for submitting October 1, 2016-December 31, 2016 staffing data. Read More »

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IME releases replacement letter
(NF, HHA)

A new letter has been released to replace a letter that created confusion on the requirements for prior authorizations for SNFs and HHAs. Read More »

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Results of CMS Open Door Forum on Home Health
(HHA)

NAHC provides a summary of the CMS Open Door Forum that discussed the new conditions of participation (CoPs), claims processing issues, Star Rating, and quality measure reporting. Read More »

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Check updated LEIE database
(Medicare and Medicaid providers)

Given the penalties and recent government warnings, long term care providers should check the LEIE on a regular basis. Here is an updated version... Read More »
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Managed Care
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Updated Provider Manual
(Medicaid providers)

United Healthcare has posted an update to it Provider Manual. Read More »

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Activity Services
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Enter the contest for FREE Spring Quarterly registration
(NF, AL, RCF)

Activity staff is invited to enter ICAP's contest for a free registration to the IHCA Spring Quarterly Conference.  Read More »

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Workforce
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Updated employment applications
(All)

This updated application is available in printable and fillable PDF formats. Read More »
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Association News
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Webinar: Thinking about an AHCA or NCAL Board position?
(NF, AL, RCF)

Wondering what it takes to be on the AHCA or NCAL Board of Directors? This webinar will explain what you need to know. Read More »

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Having trouble receiving IHCA communications?
(All)

If you are experiencing problems receiving IHCA communications via email, take a look at these solutions. Read More »
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National News
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Federal court orders CMS to fix 'Maintenance Coverage'
(NF)

The U.S. District Court made a favorable decision last week pertaining to the Jimmo v. Sebelius class action lawsuit. 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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Resources
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Used minibuses for sale
(All)

Access Institute has three surplus minibuses for sale. Read More »
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Education Calendar
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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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AANAC-Resident Assessment Coordinator Certification Course (RAC-CT), February 28-March 1 & 2, West Des Moines  DATE CHANGE
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Life Safety & Fire Safety Conference, March 1 & 2, Jefferson
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Department Head Training - Recruiting and Retaining Staff, March 8, West Des Moines
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LTC Nurse & Administrator Leadership Program, March 15-16 and April 19-20, West Des Moines
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2017 Home Health Care Spring Conference, March 28-29, Altoona
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Spring Quarterly Education Conference, March 28-29, Altoona
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MDS 101-Introduction to MDS 3.0, April 5, West Des Moines
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MDS 201-Additional MDS 3.0 Training, April 6, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certificate Program, April 10-14, West Des Moines

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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, April 13, West Des Moines

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Blueprint for Home Health OASIS Accuracy, April 25-26, West Des Moines

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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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