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Save the Date: Iowa PASRR endash 2019 Fall Road Show Announced

Ascend, a MAXIMUS Company and the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) are planning our 2019 Fall PASRR Road Show for the week of October 21st in four cities across Iowa.

Tuesday, October 22nd - Denison
Wednesday, October 23rd - Waterloo
Thursday, October 24th - Ottumwa
Friday, October 25th - Des Moines

Mark you calendars and watch for registration, coming SOON!

New to PASRR?
Taken on responsibility for PASRR Care Planning?
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
PASRR 101 with in-depth opportunities for Q&A
The PASRR Providers Website with emphasis on how to use it
The process of submitting Level I screenings and focus on important considerations

The afternoon will focus on:
A deep dive into PASRR Compliance issues with examples
Lessons learned in five years of ServiceMatters reviews
PASRR Compliant Care Planning
PASRR Status Change/Resident Reviews
The use of PathTracker Plus for all admissions, transfers, and discharges

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

Iowa PASRR Technical Assistance Webinar | September 10, 2019

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

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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