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11/1/2019
Thank You to Everyone Who Attended the Fall 2019 Iowa PASRR Provider Training!

We would like to share a huge note of thanks to everyone who attended the recent Iowa PASRR Provider Training Sessions, held during the week of October 21st. Led by Brad Goodin and Jody Zenn, MAXIMUS, and Lila Starr, Iowa DHS, these impactful sessions covered a wide range of topics relevant to the provider community.

Over 160 attendees joined us from diverse backgrounds of expertise, in cities across the state, including: Denison, Waterloo, Ottumwa, and Des Moines. We truly appreciate the passion, focus and invaluable input that everyone contributed to these important sessions.

Attendees: Click here to request a certificate for your event attendance.



10/30/2019
Upcoming Provider Webinar: Pathtracker Plus for Nursing Facility Administrators, Business Office Staff, and Social Workers | 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, 11/05

Please join us on November 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. CST for an Iowa PASRR Technical Assistance webinar, as part of our continuing education series. This 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. We think these are often folks who work in the business offices, but may not otherwise be involved with or very knowledgeable of 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 (NF) staff are trained and prepared to make necessary entries into the system in a timely manner. It is also critical that the NF stop any and all use of paper Case Activity Reports, also known as CAR forms, and that ALL changes that would have been submitted using a CAR form in the past must now be made only in the electronic PathTracker Plus system.tabtabtabtabtabtabtabtab
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Click Below to Register:

PathTracker Plus For Nursing Facility Administrators, Business Office Staff, and Social Workers

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST, Tuesday, November 5, 2019



10/11/2019
Program Resources Reminder: New Direct Iowa Help Desk Phone Line is Now Available


The PASRR program transitioned to a new telecom vendor on October 4, 2019. Now you can get answers to your Iowa PASRR questions faster, with several ways to reach the Iowa Help Desk for support:


Call the new Iowa Help Desk direct line, which will automatically route you to the next available support team member: 833.907.2777 (833.90.PASRR)


Dial into our previous number, 877.431.1388, and follow the prompts to reach the Help Desk. The extension that was associated with this number is no longer available.


The program's Help Desk email has changed: IowaPASRR@maximus.com

Messages sent to the previous account, Iowapasrr@ascendami.com will continue to forward to the new address listed above.


Note: With additional lines being added, this transition will result in greater faxing capacity. The fax number will remain: 877.431.9568.



10/3/2019

Register Now for Free Training: Join Brad Goodin & Jody Zenn - MAXIMUS and Lila Starr of Iowa DHS For the Fall 2019 PASRR Roadshow

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 Fall PASRR Road Show trainings include the opportunity to earn contact hours or certificates of attendance.

Participants click here to download printable training materials and resources

Denison | Boulders Conference Center
2507 Boulders Drive, Denison, IA 51442
Tuesday, October 22

Waterloo | Waterloo Center for the Arts
225 Commercial Street, Waterloo, IA 50701
Wednesday, October 23

Ottumwa | Bridge View Center
102 Church St, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Thursday, October 24

Des Moines | Learning Resource Center
3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50265
Friday, October 25


New to PASRR?
Assigned to submit PASRRs for the hospital or NF?
This training (morning session in particular) is for YOU!

The morning will focus on:
PASRR basics for individuals who are new to PASRR.
We will cover PASRR 101 with in-depth opportunities for Q&A.
Take a tour of the PASRR provider's website with emphasis on how to use it.
Walk participants through the process of submitting Level I screenings and focus on use of categorical outcomes and other important considerations.
Overview of many specific challenges, communication opportunities, and Q&AA with Level I Quality Reviewer for Iowa, Jody Zenn.


Have you been assigned to take on responsibility for PASRR Care Planning?
Are there people in your SNF/NF or NFMI who don't have a sufficient understanding of PASRR?
Is your facility taking individuals for placement without really understanding what is required by LII PASRR outcomes?
Have you had lots of non-compliant reviews?

The afternoon will focus on:
New PASRR reporting requirements being implemented with MCOs.
How to read/review a Level II outcome - Summary of Findings - prior to placement.
Increasing your knowledge through use of our many training opportunities.
Successful development of compliant PASRR care plans.
Increase understanding of the many types of PASRR compliance.
Achieving care planning and service delivery compliance using ServiceMatters Review Process.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, providers will:

Build a solid foundation of understanding Iowa PASRR & Level I submissions.
Understand the use of the website and the Iowa Help Desk.
Know how to complete a Level I PASRR Screening accurately and timely.
Distinguish how/when to send in a new PASRR, remembering, "When in Doubt, submit the Status Change."
Determine how to work effectively with MCOs for success in discharge planning.
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, know that we will cover PASRR 101 in depth, but you will benefit from attending this training after ALSO viewing the PASRR 101 video/webinar and having a preliminary understanding of PASRR, PathTracker, and ServiceMatters.


Click here for PASRR 101 from the PASRR Technical Assistance Center

If you are an experienced PASRR provider, we are hopeful that this will serve as a great review and intermediate level training toward a deeper understanding of PASRR. We would love to meet you, share this important information and respond to your questions.

- Hospital Administrators
- Hospital and Nursing Facility Management
- Hospital and NF Discharge Planners
- Nurses, DONs, and CNAs
- Social Workerstab
- Case Managers
- Hospice Staff
- Long-Term Care & RCF Providers
- Behavioral Health Service Providers
- MCO Care Managers
- Business Office Staff who submit notices
- Anyone else vested in the future of IA PASRR


Attend an event in your community!
Each session is a single day offering - choose the day that works best for you

Click a Date
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | Denison
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | Waterloo
Thursday, October 24, 2019 | Ottumwa
Friday, October 25, 2019 | Des Moines


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

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

Jody Zenn | Ascend, a MAXIMUS Company | Clinical Reviewer & Operations Lead

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

No Charge for Attendance or Certificates!

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


5/21/2019
Iowa PASRR Technical Assistance Webinar | September 10, 2019

Event:
PathTracker Plus for Nursing Facility Administrators and Business Office Staff
Date:
2:00 p.m. Tuesday, 09/10/19

Description:
This 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. We think these are often folks who work in the business offices, but may not otherwise be involved with or very knowledgeable of 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 system in a timely manner. It is also critical that the NF stop any and all use of paper Case Activity Reports, also known as CAR forms, and that ALL changes that would have been submitted using a CAR form in the past, must now be made only in the electronic PathTracker Plus system.

PathTracker Plus for Nursing Facility Administrators and Business Office Staff - Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 2:00 pm CST





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