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5/15/2019
Register Now: Upcoming Iowa PASRR Technical Assistance Webinar: PathTracker Plus Orientation - How to Complete Admissions / Discharges / Transfers & Corrective Notices

Please join us on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 2:00 pm CST, for an Iowa PASRR Technical Assistance webinar, as part of our continuing education series.

Our next Iowa PASRR Webinar is specifically designed for the staff in your NF who are involved in making admission, transfer, and discharge submissions into PathTracker Plus, which is a feature of the PASRR database. Many nursing facilities have assigned these tasks to people in the business offices who do most of the actions involved with admissions, level of care/payment changes, transfers and discharges. Business office staff and administrators who need to understand these functions are strongly encouraged to attend, along with those individuals who typically work in PASRR.


The webinar will include an overview of several critical functionalities of PathTracker Plus, including the when, where, why, and how to submit admissions, transfer, discharge, and corrected notices. The use of PathTracker Plus has been mandatory since February 1, 2016. It is critical that appropriate nursing facility staff are trained and prepared to make necessary entries into the electronic system in a timely manner and to stop all use of paper submissions of Case Activity Reports (CAR forms).

PathTracker Plus Orientation - How to Complete Admissions / Discharges / Transfers & Corrective Notices
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 2:00 pm CST


3/25/2019
Register Now: Join Us for the Free Spring 2019 PASRR RoadShow

TRAINING SCHEDULE
8:00 a.m. | Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. | Sessions Begin Promptly
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Break for Lunch (On Your Own)
4:00 p.m. | Finish

PLACES TO EAT
You are on your own for lunch, so we listed nearby lunch spots for your convenience.

Denison
Waterloo
Des Moines
Ottumwa


To build a strong future, we must have a strong foundation.

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

The 2019 Spring PASRR Road Show trainings include the opportunity to earn contact hours/certificates of attendance. These full day sessions will not cover PASRR 101, so all attendees are asked to attend a PASRR 101 webinar prior to attending these events:

- There will be a strong focus on the many ways to reach PASRR Compliance
- The Role of a Reviewer in the Four Questions of PASRR
- The importance of developing PASRR Compliant Care Plans on the first try
- The intersection of PASRR and Individuals with current or past abuse histories
- How hospitals can improve the PASRR process through enhanced understanding of what happens after the Level I submission
- The essentials of compliance with individuals who meet Nursing Facilities for persons with Mental Illness, (NFMI/or) level of care
- How hospitals can evaluate when NFMI Level of Care is an appropriate placement for Non-NFMI Nursing Facilities
- Review of Status Change/Resident Review from a fresh perspective
- Review of Lessons Learned in three years of ServiceMatters
- Learn from the IA Department of Inspections and Appeals about PASRR and nursing facility audits



CLICK A DATE BELOW TO REGISTER

DENISON
Boulders Conference Center
2507 Boulders Drive
Denison, Iowa 51442
712.263.5577
Register for Event: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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WATERLOO
Waterloo Center for the Arts
225 Commercial St
Waterloo, IA 50701
319.291.4490
Register for Event: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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DES MOINES
Learning Resource Center
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Register for Event: Thursday, April 18, 2019

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OTTUMWA
Bridge View Center
102 Church St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
641.684.7000
Register for Event: Friday, April 19, 2019

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New to PASRR?
Register HERE for our PASRR 101 webinar.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe at least five types of PASRR compliance
- Describe why every NF must evaluate whether it wants to meet NFMI level of care
- Demonstrate how the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals looks at PASRR during audits of nursing facilities
- Demonstrate the ways that PASRR interacts with Dependent Adult Abuse Assessments
- Distinguish how/when to send in a new PASRR, remembering, "When in Doubt, submit the Status Change"
- Determine how to benefit from enhanced collaboration with MCOs
- Integrate knowledge of PASRR compliance and service delivery for success during ServiceMatters reviews and improved outcomes for individuals


Who Should Attend:

If you are new to PASRR, you should attend this session only after attending PASRR 101 and having a preliminary understanding of PASRR, PathTracker, and ServiceMatters. If you are an experienced PASRR provider, we are hopeful that this will serve as a great intermediate to advanced level training toward a deeper understanding of PASRR. We would love to meet you, share this important information and respond to your questions.

- Nurses
- Social Workers
- PASRR Providers
- Case Managers
- Hospice Stafftab
- Discharge Planners
- Long-Term Care & RCF Providers
- Behavioral Health Service Providers
- MCO Care Managers
- Anyone else vested in the future of IA PASRR


Presenters:

Brad Goodin, MDiv | Ascend, a MAXIMUS Company | IA & NE PASRR Program Manager

Becky Laney, MA | Ascend, a MAXIMUS Company | Quality Manager

Lila Starr, LBSW | Iowa Dept of Human Services | Div of Mental Health & Disability Services

Kathy Kieler | Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals | Div of Health Facilities

Mindla White | Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals | Div of Health Facilities


**If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please notify Ascend by email: dustinlelken@maximus.com




3/11/2019
Save the Date: Iowa PASRR - 2019 Spring Road Show Announced!

Ascend, a MAXIMUS Company and the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) are planning our 2019 Spring PASRR Road Show for the week of April 15 in four cities across Iowa. We are excited to announce that we will be joined by representatives from the Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) to discuss the intersection of PASRR, licensing surveys, and compliance.

Tuesday, April 16th - Denison
Wednesday, April 17th - Waterloo
Thursday, April 18th - Des Moines
Friday, April 19th - Ottumwa

Mark you calendars and watch for registration, coming SOON!

New to PASRR?
Register HERE for our PASRR 101 webinar.

The focus of this training will be:

- A deep dive into PASRR Compliance, ServiceMatters, PASRR Status Change/Resident Reviews, 'NFMI/OR PASRR' outcomes, & PASRR elements that are important when the DIA comes to your facility for survey.

- A recording of PASRR 101 is available on the PASRR providers' website: http://www.pasrr.com/IowaDefault.aspx, under provider tools. We are offering a live PASRR 101 webinar on April 2, 2019. Registration is available on the website.

- If you are experienced in PASRR, this session is for you! If you are new to PASRR, we would love to meet you. As a prerequisite, attend or review PASRR 101 before joining us for one of these informative full day sessions.

Application for provision of RN CEUs to be made. Certificates of Attendance will be available.



1/18/2019
Register Now: Upcoming Iowa PASRR Webinars Announced for January - April 2019

There are several opportunities for Providers to learn more about PathTracker and PASRR in the coming months. Below you'll find several upcoming webinars geared specifically toward different aspects of the PASRR process, and for the different roles people play in helping those we serve. Although these webinars are not required, you are highly encouraged to register and attend one or more these informative events. Click on the title links below to register for each event.

PathTracker Plus Orientation - How to Complete Admission / Discharge / Transfer & Corrected Notices
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

PASRR and Individuals Who Meet Level of Care for Nursing Facilities for Persons with Mental Illness (NFMI)
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

Overview of PASRR Compliance for Service Matters, Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

PASRR Status Changes and When to Complete Them
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

PASRR 101 for Individuals with Interest in Dependent Adult Abuse
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

PASRR 101 for All, Prerequisite to the PASRR Road Show in Mid-April
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST


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