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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees October 10, 2016
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Report: Medicaid abuse in personal care services
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Federal investigators in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) are calling for reform after finding more than $600 million of questionable Medicaid billing from November 2012 to August 2016.

A new OIG report revealing the alleged abuse is sharply critical of Medicaid for not sufficiently cracking down on what investigators characterize as persistent fraud and abuse in Medicaid-funded personal care services. Better regulation and oversight is needed to prevent fraud and patient neglect, according to the OIG. The report is a compilation of findings and insights gained through several Medicaid audits and studies performed by the OIG in past years. Essentially, it is a trend report that was triggered by what the OIG perceives as a pattern of fraud and abuse in Medicaid personal care services.

For more details and insight, see the NAHC article, OIG Report Finds Persistent Medicaid Abuse in Personal Care Services

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Education Calendar
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QAPI Training Workshop, October 11, West Des Moines
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SNF Medicare Review, October 12, Iowa City
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Feeding Assistant Train-the-Trainer Program, October 13, West Des Moines
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LTC Nurse and Leadership Program, October 26-December 7, West Des Moines
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MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, November 1, West Des Moines
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MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, November 2, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, November 7-11, West Des Moines
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NW District Education, November 8, 10 a.m. to noon, Storm Lake
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 10, West Des Moines
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NE District Education, November 10, 10 a.m. to noon, Cedar Falls
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SE District Education, November 15, 10 a.m. to noon, West Liberty
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SW District Education, November 17, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Atlantic
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Restorative Nursing Program, November 30, West Des Moines
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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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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