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Register Now: Upcoming Webinar Learning Opportunities | June 2018 - September 2018

Be sure to save the dates and register below for our upcoming summer webinar series! During each biweekly session, we will explore a broad range of informative topics geared specifically to Iowa PASRR providers. These sessions will enhance your understanding of PASRR and how PASRR connects with many of the services available in Iowa. These sessions will also empower you to help individuals enhance their quality of life, improve their level of independence, and experience successful transitions back to the community!

Click Links Below to Register for Each Session:
All Webinars are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

An In Depth Look into the PASRR Level II Process

How to Understand and Utilize the Iowa Program for Assistive Technology/Easter Seals When Identified by PASRR

How to Successfully Complete a PASRR Service Monitoring - Service Matters Review

How and When to Utilize the Specialized Service of:Mental Health Peer Support, Delivered by Certified Mental Health Peer Support Specialists

PathTracker Plus Orientation - How to Complete Admissions / Discharges / Transfers & Corrective Notices

Develop an understanding of Lifelong Links - Iowa's Aging and Disability Resource Center and Options Counseling and When to Use These Tools for Community Placement

PASRR Status Changes & When To Complete Them

Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Durable Powers of Attorney - The Iowa Office of Public Guardian

Register Now: Upcoming Tue, 5/29 Webinar

Save the date! Join us for an insightful webinar covering an important topic for providers - Everything You Wanted to Know About PASRR Status Changes & When to Complete Them . In this informative session, Clinical Director, Alice Bernet, will walk you through the details of generating PASRR status changes and when they're needed.

Click on the link below to register:

PASRR Status Changes & When to Complete Them
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST, Tuesday, May 29 , 201 8

Register Now: Upcoming 5/15 Webinar

Save the date! Join us for an insightful webinar covering an important topic for providers - How to Successfully Complete a Level I PASRR Submission . This in-depth discussion will walk you through an overview of the steps needed to perform this critical task.

- If you are new to PASRR or new to submitting Level Is, this training is for you!

- If you are not new to PASRR, this training is still for you! It will help improve your speed and efficiency submitting Level Is!

Click on the link below to register:

How to Successfully Complete a Level I PASRR Submission
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST, Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Iowa PASRR On-Site Training Events - April 25 - 27, 2018

Ascend, a MAXIMUS Company and Iowa Department of Human Services are pleased to offer FREE PASRR training in a city near you.

The upcoming trainings include the opportunity to earn contact hours/certificates of attendance and will cover:

- A brief discussion on the foundation of PASRR
- A deep dive into Short-Term Approvals, Discharge Planning, and Community Placement Supports

Click here to view the agenda

Learning Objectives
By the end of this training, providers will:
- Describe the purpose and function of PASRR
- Identify the appropriate use and application of short-term approvals
- Apply the process and function of discharge planning in relation to short-term approvals
- Integrate knowledge of Community Placement Supports with PASRR-compliant care plans and discharge planning

Who Should Attend?
If you are a PASRR pro, this session is for you. If you are new to PASRR, we would love to meet you and share this important information:
- Nurses
- Social Workers
- PASRR Providers
- Case Managers
- Discharge Planners
- Long-Term Care & RCF Providers
- Behavioral Health Service Providers
- Anyone else vested in the future of IA PASRR

Click the Date Below to Register
Please do not register more than once
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | Denison | Boulders Conference Center

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Waterloo | Waterloo Center for the Arts

Thursday, April 26, 2018 | Davenport | SteepleGate Inn

Friday, April 27, 2018 | Des Moines | Grand View University

Attend an event in your community!
Please do not register more than once.

You will receive a confirmation email closer to the time of the session.

8:00 AM | Registration Opens
9:00 AM | Session Begins
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Break for Lunch (on your own)
4:00 PM | Session Ends

Brad Goodin, MDiv | Ascend, a MAXIMUS Company | IA & NE PASRR Program Manager
Lila Starr, LBSW | IA Dept of Human Services | Div of Mental Health & Disability Services

No charge for attendance or certificates!
4.8 Contact Hours | No partial contact hours provided | IBON Provider #94

Register Now: Upcoming 4/03 Webinar

Join us for an upcoming webinar scheduled for April 3rd 2018. This informative session will be an in-depth discussion of PASRR status changes.

Click on the links below to register:

Everything You Wanted to Know About PASRR Status Changes & When to Complete Them
2 PM - 3 PM CST, Tuesday, 04/03/18

Training Opportunity Available: 2018 Geriatric Lecture Series

The Iowa Geriatric Education Center, based at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, is sponsoring the 2018 Geriatric Lecture Series. This educational opportunity will focus on depression and cognitive decline. The series of presentations are approved for continuing education credit for physicians/physician assistants (CME), and nurses/nurse practitioners (CEU).

The presentations and schedule can be accessed online at the following address, which will take you to the User Account Login page:

To walk through setting up registration for the Geriatric Lecture Series, click here to access detailed instructions.

Register Now: Upcoming Iowa Technical Assistance Webinars Announced for December 2017 - February 2018

A schedule of upcoming Iowa Technical Assistant Webinars has been slated for late 2017 through early 2018. The series of events includes a variety of informative topics for the Iowa provider. Click on the title links below to register for each event.

How to Successfully Complete a Level I PASRR Review
Tue, Dec 19, 2017, 2:00 PM CST

How to complete a Functional Assessment and a Behavioral Based Treatment Plan - Presented by Sue Smith at Iowa DHS
Tue, Jan 9, 2018, 2:30 PM CST

An In Depth Look into how the PASRR Level II Process
Tue, Jan 23, 2018, 2:00 PM Central Standard Time

A Comprehensive Review of how to Successfully Complete a Service Matters Review
Tue, Feb 6, 2018, 2:00 PM Central Standard Time

PathTracker Plus- How to create Admission Notices, Discharge Notices, Transfers and Level I Reviews
Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 2:00 PM Central Standard Time


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  • Providers: A signed Physician/MD Attestation is required for all Level of Care (LOC) reviews. If not received and uploaded in a timely manner, the LOC is NOT VALID and NOT Approved and can result in Nursing Facility (NF) non-payment. A new or retrospective review may be required. It is the responsibility of the admitting NF to assure all LOC forms have received a valid approval.
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