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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees June 26, 2017
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Call to Action
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Senate healthcare plan drastically cuts Medicaid for long term services and supports
(All)

Every member, every employee, every family member needs to ACT NOW to protect our vulnerable frail and elderly! Read More »

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Payment and Reimbursement
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Claim denials increase due to OASIS/claim mismatch
(HHA)

Home health agencies must ensure the accuracy of OASIS assessment data prior to submitting the claim to avoid a denial. Read More »
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DHS revises SNF private pay rates after IHCA objection
(SNF)

IHCA staff presented the correct figures during comments before the State Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee and asked for a delay in the rule finalization. Read More »
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Survey regarding Electronic Visit Verification
(AL, HHA)

Home health and assisted living providers need to complete this IME survey. Read More »

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Requirements of Participation
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Will your infection control program be compliant come November?
(NF)

New RoP written infection control program requirements are effective November 28. Read More »

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Facility assessment requirement: Start preparing!
(NF)

The CMS RoP facility assessment requirement is set for implementation on November 28, 2017. Check out the free AHCA webinar that can help you get started preparing. Read More »

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Regulatory
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CMS seeks input on reducing ACA regulatory burdens
(All)

CMS is seeking public input on how to create a more flexible, streamlined approach to the regulatory structure of the individual and small group markets. Comments are due by July 12, 2017. Read More »

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Quality and Survey
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1st-2nd quarter survey report
(HHA)

Review the latest Home Health Survey Results Report from the HHA Survey Results Committee. Read More »

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New project to improve NF resident medication safety
(NF)

A new Telligen QIN project, Project DAO (Diabetes, Anticoagulants and Opioids), will help reduce risks among NF residents and help staff hone their QAPI skills. Read More »

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Everyone with Diabetes Counts
(NF, AL)

Learn more about why your organization should host Telligen's Everyone with Diabetes Counts program to benefit your local community. Read More »

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Annual conference brings medical professionals together
(NF)

The popular LTC Medical Practitioners and Pharmacists Conference is back, July 20 & 21 in West Des Moines! You will hit a quality care grand slam when your medical professionals all get on the same page! The last date to reserve special prices sleeping rooms is June 29. Read More »

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Association News
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Solicitation for 2017-2018 IHCA, ICAL and ICHC Board candidates
(All)

The 2017-2018 election cycle has officially opened for IHCA, ICAL and ICHC members in good standing who are interested in serving on their respective boards. Here is what you need to know... 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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National Assisted Living Week
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NALW 2017 Planning Guide and Product Catalog
(AL, RCF)

The National Nursing Home week theme, Family is Forever, celebrates the unique bonds between staff and residents in America’s assisted living communities. Read More »

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Education Calendar
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Dietary Managers' Conference, June 28, West Des Moines
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NW District Education, July 11, 10:00-noon, Storm Lake
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NE District Education, July 13, 10:00-noon, Cedar Falls
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SE District Education, July 18, 10:00-noon, West Liberty
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LTC Medical Practitoners' & Pharmacists' Conference, July 21-22, West Des Moines
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SW District Education, July 27, 10:30-12:30, Exira Care Center, Exira  NEW LOCATION
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Dementia Care Conference, August 1, Des Moines
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Activity Professionals Qualification Course, Online & Classroom Course: August 1-November 16. Orientation Webinar: August 1, 12:00-1:00
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, August 9, West Des Moines
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AANAC-Resident Assessment Coordinator Certification Course (RAC-CT), September 12-14, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certification, Online program
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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 members.

Map to the IHCA Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.

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Call to Action
Payment and Reimbursement
Requirements of Participation
Regulatory
Quality and Survey
Association News
National News
National Assisted Living Week
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