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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees June 11, 2018
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Education
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One week away - Register now for Summer Quarterly
(All)

Home health, assisted living and nursing facility providers will all find the topics they need to know at the IHCA Summer Quarterly Education Conference, June 20 in Des Moines. Don't miss the important information you need to keep your organization moving in the directions of maximized reimbursement, quality achievement and employee development! Register now! Read More »

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Regulatory and Survey
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IHCA meets with CMS leadership, including QSOG Group Director
(All)

IHCA asks for clarification and outcomes on several issues impacting skilled nursing facilities, home and community-based providers and home health agencies. Read More »

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CMS clarifies requirements on Legionella testing and water temps
(SNF/NF)

AHCA receives clarification form CMS on questions raised by S&C memo on Legionella. Read More »

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Review your SNF Provider Review Report by June 30
(SNF)

Review your data before Nursing Home Compare is updated. Read More »

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Payment and Reimbursement
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Not Homebound claims issue working toward resolution
(HH)

United Healthcare is aware of a claims processing issue with Not Homebound claims and is in the process of working toward reprocessing the affected claims. Read More »

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All the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier news you need!
(All)

The new look-up tool for Medicare Beneficiary Identifier is ready. Providers should have their sign-in set up and be ready to go. Iowa's new Medicare cards are scheduled to be mailed in the third wave beginning soon after June 2018. Read More »

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Updates from the SLTCO office
(All)

Here is some news and resources from the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Read More »

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Quality Improvement
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Let ahcancalED resources help on your QI journey
(SNF/NF, AL)

Don't overlook the great resources available at ahcancalED that is part of your AHCA/NCAL membership. You'll find a wide range of documents, webinars, recorded calls, etc., on each Quality Initiative and much more! Read More »

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IMPACT Act: FAQ call, June 21
(SNF/NF, HH)

CMS representatives will answer providers' questions on quality measures, standardized data elements, the CMS data element library, and future directions of the IMPACT Act. Read More »
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CMS webcast: Changes to Home Health Star Ratings
(HH)

CMS is proposing to remove from the QoPC Star Ratings the measure “Drug Education on All Medications Provided to Patient/Caregiver” and add “Improvement in Management of Oral Medications”. Read More »
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Emergency Preparedness
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Unique training opportunities available
(All)

Need additional insight into emergency and disaster planning? Check out these upcoming training opportunities from the Safeguard Iowa Partnership. Read More »

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National News
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Cong. King joins other Iowans in support of home health bill
(HH)

Iowa's members of Congress are lining up in support of the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act! 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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Limited Trade Show booths and sponsorships remain

Associate members need to act now if they want a booth at the IHCA Trade Show or sponsorship at the IHCA Convention in October. See the brochure and contact Megan for more information. Read More »

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No smoking policy takes affect July 1
(All)

"Healthy" is our goal for Iowa, starting with the IHCA Office and Education Center. Read More »

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Run for an IHCA, ICAL and ICHC Board position
(All)

The 2018-2019 election cycle is open until July 10 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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Education Calendar
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Activity Professionals Workshop, June 14, Des Moines
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Summer Quarterly Education Conference, June 20, Des Moines
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LTC Dietary Conference, June 26, West Des Moines
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Workforce Management - webinar, July 18, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
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Home Health Reimbursement Conference, July 31, West Des Moines   
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Activity Professionals Qualification Course, online and classroom, starting August 1, ending November 12, 2018
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LTC Quality Symposium, August 2, West Des Moines
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Mastering the Art of Dementia Care, August 7, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, August 9, 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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Education
Regulatory and Survey
Payment and Reimbursement
Quality Improvement
Emergency Preparedness
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