February 9, 2016

  9:30 a.m.   District Meeting
10:30 a.m.   District Education
12:30 p.m.   Adjourn

2 Topics Offered

Teepa Snow's "Best Practices in Dementia Care"

 2 hours of CEUs for: ALL Disciplines including CNAs and Health Care Assistants

This 2-hour workshop developed by renowned Dementia Expert “Teepa Snow” is designed for professional caregivers who want to move from “dealing with” dementia related behaviors to creating a positive and “partnering” experience for the person in need of care. Learn effective care giving and communication best practice techniques that reduce resistance and foster participation. Examine factors that may increase challenging behaviors and help participants approach challenging behaviors in a thoughtful, respectful and person centered way. Gain the ability to recognize and understand signals of “unmet needs and growing distress” from the person you are caring for, and create better quality of life for all involved.

The workshop speaker, Lisa Uhlenkamp, has been formally trained by Teepa Snow and is certified to present Teepa’s Positive Physical Approach, Hand under Hand, and GEMs training programs.

Managed Care "HOT TOPICS" and 2016 Reimbursement Update

Managed Care “Hot Topics”: With only a few weeks left  until implementation of Managed Care in Iowa, there are still a lot of questions that need to be answered.  This session will update attendees on many of the items that need to be addressed including questions related to billing, procedures for submitting a claim, providers role and responsibilities, provider resources, member benefits and services, identify strategies for dealing with problems that arise under MCO contracts, and much more.

Speakers: Cindy Baddeloo, IHCA Senior VP & COO, Brandon Hagen, IHCA VP, Managed Care Programs &  Reimbursement

Reimbursement and Funding Update:  IHCA’s Reimbursement Consultant will present updated financial and statistical information.  Participants will receive updated Census and CMI comparative data.  The presenter will discuss future Medicaid Payment rate development issues and expectations for the next Medicaid Rebasing cycles.  There are on-going efforts to expand the renovation and replacement fund in addition to potential opportunities under the IGT program.

Speaker: Jeff Steggerda, President, Brighton Consulting Group