IHCA ICAL Bulletin February 1, 2016
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Updates from the MCOs
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United Health Care: Claims and Prior Authorizations
United Health Care
will participate in the IHCA Managed Care Member Call on February 17 to answer questions our members have related to their Claims, Billing, Prior Authorization Presentation material. The presentation gives detailed information for providers on claims, billing and prior authorization processes and procedures.

Amerihealth Caritas: Informational sessions
AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa is holding free informational session for providers to learn more about their company and participation in the IA Health Link program. The face-to-face meetings are being held in locations throughout the state. Also see this Provider Training material for billing, prior authorizations, and incident reporting.

AmeriGroup: Executive meeting
IHCA staff met with Amerigroup's CEO, Chief Medical Director, Government Relations and LTSS Directors last week to discuss the managed care rollout, quality improvement and legislative priorities. AmeriGroup will present at a number of upcoming IHCA activities including IHCA and ICAL Quality Committee meetings and our Medical Directors' and Pharmacists' Conference. Here is their most recent Provider Newsletter.
 
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Education Calendar
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NE District Meeting and Education, February 4, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Cedar Falls
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NW District Meeting and Education, February 8, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Storm Lake  NEW DATE
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SE District Meeting and Education, February 9, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., West Liberty
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Data-Driven CNA Recruitment—Increasing Interview Show-Ups, February 9, 2:00-3:00, webinar
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SW District Meeting and Education, February 11, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Atlantic
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Life & Fire Safety Conference, February 15-16, Jefferson
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Life & Fire Safety Conference, February 17-18, Coralville
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Fall Prevention Workshop, February 25, West Des Moines
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LTC Nurse and Administrator Leadership Program, Part 1: March 9-10, Part 2: April 20-21, West Des Moines   
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Data-Driven CNA Recruitment—90-Day Caregiver Onboarding Best Practices, March 15, 2:00-3:00, webinar
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CNA and Direct Caregiver Mentorship Program, March 22-23, West Des Moines
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Home Health Care Conference, March 24, 2016, West Des Moines
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Spring Quarterly Education & Activity Professionals Conference, March 29-30, Embassy Suites, Des Moines
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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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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