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Important Announcement: Ascend Email Set to Transition to Over to MAXIMUS

Email Transition 101 - A Primer on What to Expect During the Switch

We are excited to announce that Ascend will take an important step in the coming weeks, kicking off a transition from our current email addresses to email accounts. This change is scheduled to occur on June 5th.

How Will the Transition Affect Me?
Getting up to speed. There's a few things that you will need update to complete the setup process. Here are three simple steps to get you moving:

1. Create New Account
Starting June 5th, we will have a new secure email solution. You will need to create a new account once you receive a secure email from us.

2. Whitelist MAXIMUS Domain
You will need to add any "" accounts to the Safe Senders List, also called Whitelisting.

- Large entities, please inform your IT administrator.
- Small entities, click here for clear setup instructions.

3. Use New Email Addresses
Begin using the new accounts for each of your Ascend contacts in order to send/receive secure messages and schedule meetings. The email addresses will still receive emails, but those will be forwarded to the addresses.

Important Reminder: Be sure to confirm the mailing address of the responsible party (i.e. parent, custodian, county, etc.) each time a review is submitted. Be mindful that if an address is incorrect, you will send protected health information (PHI) to someone who should not receive this information. If guardianship has changed, please make sure you are updating the information in the system.

The training slides used in the October 2014 Grand Forks and Minot conferences are now available in the Educational Information section below.

Click here to view instructions for reporting DSM-5 diagnoses to Ascend.

The Under 21 training slides from the June 2012 onsite training are now available in the Educational Information section below.

Effective June 15, 2012, all retrospective reviews will require the Retrospective Review Request for Reimbursement form be completed and submitted to ND DHS, Medical Services Division, Attention of Debbie Baier.ND DHS. Medical Services division will determine whether dates of service adhere to state code. Specifically, a determination will be made as to whether Ascend and the provider may proceed with a retrospective utilization review -or- whether the individual does not technically qualify for utilization review because Medicaid status was active prior to the child' s admission to the facility.

ND DHS, Medical Services division will fax the final decision to Ascend and to the provider.

This form can be located by clicking on the print a copy of this screen icon.

The State of North Dakota will host PASRR, Level of Care, and Under 21 training in June. Registration can be completed by clicking the PASRR Level of Care & Under 21 Training Registration Link.

Click the Training Save the Date link under Educational Information for dates and locations.

An important memo has been issued from the state of North Dakota regarding Under 21 training in June, please take a moment to review this Under 21 training memo located in Educational Links below.

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