IAHC also partners with several businesses across a broad spectrum of industries in order to provide valuable products and services solely for IAHC member agencies. These products and services range from online educational courses to car rentals, and are offered at a discounted price exclusively for IAHC members. For more information, click here.
"When home health agencies in Iowa are facing barriers of any kind, I encourage them to contact IAHC. The Alliance is a great advocate and support system for Iowa agencies and is a powerful voice at the Statehouse. I am proud to work so often with their team!"
- Annette Lee, Provider Insights, Inc.
The Iowa Alliance in Home Care (IAHC) exists for the singular purpose of representing the interests of Iowa's home care agencies. Members have opportunities to be involved in shaping the political landscape of home care, to participate in continuing education and to network with peers in the industry. Membership is available to a wide range of agencies including private, public and voluntary non-profit, proprietary, private duty and both community and county-based agencies. There are two main memberships available for home care agencies: provider membership and private duty membership.
Provider membership is available for Medicare-certified home health agencies. IAHC provider members receive a broad range of year-round membership benefits and have an equal vote with all other provider members on any IAHC business matters.
IAHC recognizes how essential private duty care is to keeping people in their homes and is proud to offer membership to these agencies. Private Duty refers to home care agencies that provide many of the essential services people need to stay in their homes that are not medical in nature. These services can include meal preparation, bill payment, transportation, medication management and personal care. IAHC provides opportunities for these agencies that are not Medicare-certified to get involved in shaping the political landscape of home care, participate in continuing education and interact and learn from peers in the industry.
IAHC values its member agencies and works hard tokeep statewide association dues atsome of the lowest levels in the country. Membership dues are based on revenue earned from all services. Medicare-certified home health agencies interested in becoming provider members should complete and return the Provider Membership Application along with payment (see application form). Agencies interested in becoming private duty members should complete and return the Private Duty Application along with payment (see application form). Please contact the IAHC office at 515-282-3965 with any questions or for additional information.
IAHC is exempt from income tax under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(6) as a trade association and, as such, dues or contributions to IAHC do not qualify as deductible charitable contributions. Dues are allowable Medicare expenses (Section 2138 of the Medicare Provider Reimbursement Manual). Agencies that do not participate in Medicare may deduct membership dues as an ordinary and necessary business expense, subject to restrictions imposed as a result of alliance lobbying activities. Due to congressional action which eliminates the deductibility of lobbying expenses, IAHC reasonably estimates that only 92 percent of dues payments to IAHC may be deductible as an "ordinary and necessary business expense" for federal income tax purposes.
Provider dues are payable at the beginning of the program year (July 1). If the provider does not arrange for renewal of dues by August 1, an additional administration fee of $50 will be assessed and termination of membership may be executed. A member can end their membership with IAHC at any time through written request to the Executive Director. Membership dues are nonrefundable.