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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees September 24, 2018
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IHCA Convention and Trade Show
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Registered? App loaded? Ready to rock and roll?
(All)

Convention is a week away!
Are you ready to rock and roll?


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Association News
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VOTE BY TUESDAY! Board election ballots must be submitted by Sept. 25
(All)

Please submit your electronic ballot for IHCA ICAL and ICHC Board elections by Tuesday, September 25. Read More »

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Join in welcoming IHCA's newest staff member
(All)

IHCA announces the hiring of its new Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs. Read More »

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IHCA member video update
(All)

IHCA Sr. Vice President and COO, Cindy Baddeloo, provides and update for members. Read More »

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Payment and Reimbursement
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Help stop proposed CMS rate cut
(HH)

Home health care providers are asked to act in support of a bill that seeks to stabilize rates by addressing changes to the Medicare home health prospective payment system as made by the BBA in February 2018. Read More »
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Amerigroup & Availity - claim payment disputes training
(Medicaid providers)

Medicaid providers' administrators and business office staff will want to participate in this upcoming webinar training on claim payment disputes. Read More »

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Quality Improvement
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Free AHRQ LTC staff training materials on condition changes and falls
(All)

Act quickly to get free training tools and free shipping. Your order must be placed by September 25! Read More »
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Injury and Illness Prevention Program
(AL, RCF)

Here is help to keep your program in compliance with OSHA employee safety requirements. Read More »
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High-tech oral healthcare
(All)

Here's a great new tool for care providers to help manage residents'/patients' oral health care. Read More »

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Informational webinars on AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use
(SNF/NF)

Nursing facilities are invited to join a free 12-month program to help improve antibiotic prescribing. Learn about the program in the informational webinar.
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Influenza
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National Influenza Survey open enrollment
(SNF/NF)

AHCA/NCAL recommends that nursing facility members consider participating in this national study. 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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Education Calendar
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2018 IHCA Convention and Trade Show, September 30-October 3, Des Moines
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MDS 101 - Introduction to MDS 3.0, October 16, West Des Moines
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MDS 201 - Additional MDS 3.0 Training, October 17, West Des Moines
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OASIS Blueprint for Accuracy, October 29-30, West Des Moines
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Teepa Snow Dementia Care Webinar Series, October 31, 2018, 10:00-11:00 a.m., webinar (recording available)
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SNF Medicare Review, November 1, Coralville
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Assisted Living Management Certificate Program, November 5-9, West Des Moines
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NW District Meeting & Education, November 6, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Storm Lake
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 8, West Des Moines
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NE District Meeting & Education, November 8, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Cedar Falls
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SE District Meeting & Education, November 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., West Liberty
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SW District Meeting & Education, November 15, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Atlantic
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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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In This Issue
IHCA Convention and Trade Show
Association News
Payment and Reimbursement
Quality Improvement
Influenza
National News
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