IHCA ICAL Bulletin February 1, 2016
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HCBS Waiver Settings transition plan
(HCBS providers, RCF, AL, IL)

The State intends to submit a revised statewide settings transition plan (STP) to CMS on April 1, 2016. This revision of the transition plan is based on the previously submitted plan, but has been revised based on feedback received from CMS. The Statewide Transition Plan will cover the 1915(i) State Plan HCBS program known as HCBS Habilitation Services and all seven 1915(c) HCBS waivers. The plan covers all HCBS services whether provided through the Fee-For Service (FFS) delivery system or through a Managed Care Organization (MCO), including any additional HCBS provided as “value-added” services by the MCO.

Because of the heightened scrutiny for provider-owned housing (RCF, ALP, apartment settings), the ICAL HCBS payment subcommittee will reviewing the revised plan (HCBS Settings Statewide Transition Plan and Appendix A)  and submit comments as needed to DHS-HCBS.

Members are welcome to participate in the committee's review or can submit comments or questions to ICAL for inclusion. Notify Cindy Baddeloo, IHCA Senior VP & COO, for committee meeting plans or to share comments or questions. Providers can also submit comments directly to Iowa Medicaid at HCBSsettings@dhs.state.ia.us
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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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