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Facility Links

Aase Haugen Home

Afton Care Center

Hubbard Care Center

Kanawha Community Home

Pioneer Park

Riceville Community Nursing Home

Rotary Ann Home

Titonka Care Center

Westhaven Community

Other Frequently Used Links

Advancing Excellence
      www.nhqualitycampaign.org

American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators

  www.aanac.org

American Medical Director Association (link to catalog for clinical practice guidelines)

      www.amda.com

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

      www.ascp.com

Beneficiary Notices Main Page (SNF ABN and Denial letters)

     www.cms.gov/BNI

Borun Center for Gerontological Research

      www.geronet.med.ucla.edu/centers/borun/default.htm

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

     www.cdc.gov

     Infection Control Guidelines & Recommendations for Long-Term Settings

     www.cdc.gov/HAI/settings/ltc_settings.html

CMS Best Practice Guidelines

      www.cms.gov/SNFPPS/08_BestPractices.asp

CMS Survey and Certification letters

     www.cms.hhs.gov/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/PMSR/list.asp

Food and Drug Administration

     www.fda.gov
     FDA Guidance on Bed Rails
     www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/GuidanceDocuments/ucm072662.htm
      FDA Food Code
      www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/RetailFoodProtection/FoodCode/default.htm

Food Safety Education

     www.servsafe.com

Free ICD9 Coding (billable codes)

     www.icd9coding.com

Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence

      www.nursing.uiowa.edu/hartford/index.htm

ICD9 Coding Overview

     www.cms.gov/ICD9ProviderDiagnosticCodes/

Institute for Safe Medical Practices

     www.ismp.org

Interventions To Reduce Acute Care Transfers
     
http://interact2.net

Internet Only Manuals:

     Medicare General Information, Eligibility, and Entitlement Manual (100-01)

     Medicare Benefit Policy Manual (100-02) chapter 8-SNF services

     Medicare Claims Processing Manual (100-04)    

     www.cms.gov/Manuals/IOM/list.asp

Interpretive Guidelines for Term Care Facilities

(STATE OPERATIONS MANUAL – Appendix PP)

     www.cms.gov/manuals/Downloads/som107ap_pp_guidelines_ltcf.pdf

Iowa Department of Aging
      www.aging.iowa.gov/index.html

Iowa Department of Human Services
     
www.dhs.state.ia.us/

Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals

      http://dia-hfd.iowa.gov/DIA_HFD/Home.do

Iowa Department of Public Health (link under “E” for Epi-Manual)

     www.idph.state.ia.us/az_index.asp

Iowa Geriatric Education Center

     www.medicine.uiowa.edu/igec

Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center

     www.iowapoison.org

Lippincott’s Nursing Center

    www.nursingcenter.com/home/index.asp

Main CMS Transmittals Overview page

     www.cms.gov/Transmittals/

MDS 3.0 Manuals and Item Sets     www.cms.gov/NursingHomeQualityInits/45_NHQIMDS30TrainingMaterials.asp

Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters Articles

      www.cms.gov/MLNMattersArticles

Medicare Quality Improvement Community

     www.qualitynet.org/medqic

Medicare Part B Therapy Services

     www.cms.gov/TherapyServices/

National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care

      www.nadona.org

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel

     www.npuap.org

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

     www.osha.gov

     Iowa OSHA

     www.iowaworkforce.org/labor/iosh/consultation/index.htm

SNF Consolidated Billing (General Explanation of the Major Category Exclusions)

     www.cms.hhs.gov/SNFConsolidatedBilling/71_2011Update.asp

SNF PPS Main Page
     www.cms.hhs.gov/SNFPPS/01_overview.asp

VA National Center for Patient Safety

     www.patientsafety.gov/SafetyTopics/fallstoolkit/index.html

Wisconsin Physician Services

     www.wpsmedicare.com