IHCA ICAL Bulletin February 1, 2016
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Ownership and control disclosure requirements
(Medicaid providers)
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires State Medicaid Agencies (SMAs) to collect ownership and control information and conduct enhanced screening of all Medicaid providers. The purpose of these enhanced enrollment requirements is to reduce Medicaid fraud by assuring Medicaid and Medicare dollars are not being paid to excluded individuals or entities.

SMAs are required to collect information on ownership and control from disclosing entities, fiscal agents, and managed care entities. A “disclosing entity” is defined as, “...a Medicaid provider (other than an individual practitioner or group of practitioners), or a fiscal agent."

For complete details, see Informational Letter No. 1612-MC, Ownership and Control Disclosure Requirements.
 
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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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