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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees October 8, 2018
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New MDS 3.0 version took effect October 1

Providers are reminded that MDS 3.0 was recently revised, and all members should be using MDS Version 1.16.1 beginning October 1, 2018. The revised MDS contains changes to Sections GG, I and N, in order to meet the requirements of the CMS SNF Quality Reporting Program.

Data collected by these new MDS items will be publicly reported as mandated by the 2014 IMPACT Act that seeks to advise consumers regarding the quality of care delivered by specific post-acute care providers.  

CMS has resources on their website that providers will find helpful.  

IHCA's upcoming training, MDS 101–Introduction to MDS 3.0 on October 16 and MDS 201–Additional MDS 3.0 Training on October 17, provide details on this newest version of the required assessment as well as the SNF QRP.

Questions can be directed to Mary Jane Carothers, IHCA VP, Quality Improvement and Clinical Affairs. 

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Education Calendar
MDS 101 - Introduction to MDS 3.0, October 16, West Des Moines
MDS 201 - Additional MDS 3.0 Training, October 17, West Des Moines
OASIS Blueprint for Accuracy, October 29-30, West Des Moines
Teepa Snow Dementia Care Webinar Series, October 31, 2018, 10:00-11:00 a.m., webinar (recording available)
SNF Medicare Review, November 1, Coralville
Assisted Living Management Certificate Program, November 5-9, West Des Moines
NW District Meeting & Education, November 6, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Storm Lake
Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 8, West Des Moines
NE District Meeting & Education, November 8, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Cedar Falls
SE District Meeting & Education, November 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., West Liberty
SW District Meeting & Education, November 15, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Atlantic
Assisted Living Management Certification, Online program
Online Dementia Care Training and Individual Certification Program
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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