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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees March 25, 2019
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Legislative Update
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House and Senate budget targets
(All)

This week's legislative update includes details on bills still active, budget negotiations and tomorrow's IHCA Legislative Reception. Read More »

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Payment & Reimbursement
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Preparation for electronic billing requirement
(All)

Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) will be implementing an electronic billing requirement for all Medicaid enrolled providers, excluding individual Consumer-Directed Attendant Care (CDAC), later this year. Read More »
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Member MCO selection process
(All)

The Open Choice Period began for members in the IA Health Link program on March 4, and members have until June 18 to choose a Managed Care Organization (MCO) for a start date of July 1. Providers are encouraged to remind members of the three options available to members to make their MCO choice. Read More »

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Risk assessment and mitigation strategies for HCBS
(HCBS Providers)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced a webinar on April 3 to provide the comprehensive elements of risk assessment and mitigation strategies. All Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) providers are encouraged to attend to learn more about what CMS considers to be best practices. Read More »

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Regulatory
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March life safety survey trends now available
(SNF, NF)

The quarterly IHCA Life and Fire Safety Committee survey trend report for March is now available. Read More »
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Quality Improvement
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Influenza study offers free vaccine
(SNF, NF)

Long-term care facilities and their staff are eligible for free flu vaccines by participating in a quality improvement study evaluating the annual influenza vaccine choice and its impact on hospitalization risk. Read More »
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Dementia care cue cards
(SNF, NF)

A set of easy-to-use dementia care cue cards are available for senior living care staff to help them engage with residents experiencing different dementia behaviors. Read More »
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Workforce
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Apply now for IHCA Foundation scholarship
(All)

Don’t let your employees miss the chance to apply for one of 20 $1,500 scholarships from the IHCA Foundation to help continue their health care education. The application deadline is May 31. Read More »
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Association Updates
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Updated population data summary now available
(All)

IHCA, ICAL and ICHC members now have access to the Long-Term Care Population and Capacity Report by IHCA. Read More »
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Sunny skies for Spring Quarterly tomorrow
(All)

It’s officially spring and the forecast proves it! Join us tomorrow and Wednesday at Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Altoona and continue to grow in your long-term care career. Read More »

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Sponsorship opportunities - Act now to save your spot
(Associate Members)

Trade show booths and sponsorships are selling fast for the 2019 IHCA Annual Convention & Trade Show. Check out our updated Sponsorship, Trade Show & Sponsorship Guide to see which booths and sponsorships remain available. Read More »

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Home Health Regional Round Tables April 15-17
(HH)

Join Iowa Center for Home Care (ICHC) leaders at the Home Health Regional Round Tables to learn about member benefits and how ICHC can help your agency grow, prosper and exceed quality standards. Read More »
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Win a free registration to IHCA's Leadership Academy
(All)

The Iowa Council of Nurse Leaders (ICNL) is giving away TWO free registrations to IHCA’s Leadership Academy sponsored by Healthcare of Iowa, which begins on June 4, 2019. Read More »
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AHCA's online ICD-10 training
(SNF)

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has partnered with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to offer two different online ICD-10 trainings – one training for coders and a shorter, less intense course for non-coders. Read More »
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Member Spotlight
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CNA serves as caretaker and friend
(All)

Felicia Meeves took her passion of caring for others and turned it into a career. As a CNA at Manilla Manor in Manilla, Iowa, she takes the time to understand residents and serves as both a caretaker and a friend. 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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Spring Quarterly Education Conference, March 26-27, Altoona
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ICD-10 Coding for Home Health Done Right, April 3-4, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certificate Program, April 8-12, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, presented by Assisted Living Partners, April 11, West Des Moines
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Recruiting & Retention Workshop, April 24, West Des Moines
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SNF Leader's Guide to Occupancy & Mix, presented by PCA Pharmacy, April 25, West Des Moines
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PDPM & Restorative Therapy, presented by Key Rehab, April 30, West Des Moines
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MDS 101 - Introduction to MDS 3.0, May 1, West Des Moines
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MDS 201 - Additional MDS 3.0 Training, May 2, West Des Moines
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SW District Education, sponsored by HPSI and Amerigroup RealSolutions, May 6, Atlantic
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NW District Education, sponsored by HPSI and Amerigroup RealSolutions, May 7, Storm Lake
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NE District Education, sponsored by HPSI and Amerigroup RealSolutions, May 8, Cedar Falls
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SE District Education, sponsored by HPSI and Amerigroup RealSolutions, May 9, West Liberty
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Central District Education, sponsored by HPSI and Amerigroup RealSolutions, May 10, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Nurses Conference, May 14, West Des Moines
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PDGM Workshop for Home Health Agencies, May 15, West Des Moines
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CNA Webinar Series: Improving Lives Delivering Quality Care, May 15, Online program
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Leadership Academy, presented by Healthcare of Iowa, June 4-6, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certification, Ongoing, Online 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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