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Register Now: Upcoming PathTracker Refresher Webinar

PathTracker Plus for Nursing Facility Business Office Staff and State CFEU Workers

Tuesday, January 8, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

Register Now: Upcoming Iowa PASRR Webinar Learning Opportunities | November 2018 - December 2018

All Webinars are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

How to Successfully Complete a Level I PASRR Submission

An In-Depth Look Into The PASRR Level II Process

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

Register Now: Please Join Us FREE for the Fall 2018 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.

Monday, October 22, 2018 | Denison | Boulders Conference Center

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | Waterloo | Waterloo Center for the Arts

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | Davenport | Hilton Garden Inn, 959 Middle Rd

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | Des Moines | Baymont Inn & Suites Des Moines

Training Schedule:
8:00 a.m. | Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. | Sessions Begin Promptly
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Lunch Break (on your own)
4:00 p.m. | Finish

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

The 2018 FALL PASRR ROAD SHOW trainings will encompass FULL DAY sessions, covering the following topics:

  • - Orientation to the Iowa PASRR Providers Website and Log On information
  • - How to submit admissions, transfers, and discharges via PathTracker
  • - How to develop PASRR Compliant Care Plans on the first try
  • - Specialized Services, Rehab Services, & Community Placement Supports (what are they, when & how to care plan for them, and making sure they are being delivered!)
  • - Short Term approvals (Care Planning for successful discharges!)
  • - Review of Lessons Learned in two plus years of ServiceMatters
  • - Lessons Learned in Iowa Money Follows the Person Program: Ideas for collaboration and success when planning discharge to the community

    Learning Objectives
    • - 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 PASRR Compliant care planning and service delivery for success during ServiceMatters reviews and improved outcomes for individuals
    • - Integrate knowledge of Community Placement Supports with PASRR-compliant care plans and discharge planning

Register Now: PTAC October 2018 PASRR Webinar

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
The Relationship Between PASRR and Other Nursing Home Requirements

Speaker: Frank Tetrick, Consultant for the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Click here to learn more about this informative event.

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

All Webinars are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

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

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

PASRR Status Changes & When To Complete Them

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

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

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

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

An In Depth Look into the PASRR Level II Process

Register Now: Upcoming Tue, 5/29 Webinar

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

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


Register Now: Upcoming 4/03 Webinar

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


 PASRR Tip of the Month
  • 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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