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2/20/2014
Nursing Facilities: Ascend Long Term approvals for Nursing Facility placement are based on medical necessity and have nothing to do with an individual's finances. Long Term approval does not mean the individual cannot return to the community if their medical condition improves, or HCBS can be set up and services provided in a community setting.

1/18/2013
HUSKY B and Charter Oak blastfax is posted below, under Educational Information.



1/16/2013
Ascend's recognized holidays and closures for 2013 is posted under the Educational Tools section.

9/20/2012
NF Providers - Please note that you now have the ability to make corrections to admission and discharge notices.

8/24/2012
New system updates as of 8-24-2012

  • You will now have the ability to mark an individual as a MFP participant when adding an individual.
  • You will now have to select an appropriate Provider Number from a drop down list on admit and discharge notices.
  • You will be required to add an admission date in all discharge notices.

1/23/2012
Level II Process Change

Ascend has worked with DSS to revise our Level II assessment process. There may be times when a person needing a Level II receives a document-based review (DBR) rather than an onsite assessment. The process for this has been developed in conjunction with DSS, and these DBR's will occur under very specific circumstances when an individual is seeking additional time in the NF after a recent onsite assessment resulted in a short-term approval. Providers are not able to request DBR's in lieu of onsite assessments.

9/16/2011
Attn: All CT Providers
Clarification Regarding 60 day Convalescent Stay Option

The 60 day convalescent stay option is for persons with major mental illness (MMI), mental retardation (MR), or related condition (RC). To use this option, the discharging provider must complete Level of Care and Level 1 screens and select 60 day convalescence on the Level 1 form. A signed physicians's attestation that the stay will likely be 60 days or less must be submitted. The admission to the NF can occur after an Ascend Nurse approves the decision.

Your Ascend Team

9/9/2011
ATTENTION ALL CT PROVIDERS

Please be informed both the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and the Provider Manual have been updated to include recent procedural changes. Please take a moment to download the latest copy of both.

Your team at Ascend


7/26/2011
All Connecticut Providers:

Due to recent approval of a state plan amendment for PASRR a Level of Care (LOC) will no longer be required for 30 day Exempted Hospital Discharges (EHD).
If you have questions, please contact an Ascend Project Specialist.

6/10/2011
Attn CT Providers: Be advised starting 7/1/11, retrospective reviews will require the approval from Ascend Manager and State Office. Individuals will not be approved retrospectively if a screen is not submitted timely. It is important to utilize WEBSTARs and tracking process to ensure timely filing.

 
 PASRR Tip of the Month
  • NFs - Please remember that a LOC is required for all individuals with any form of Medicaid pay source, regardless of age. Also, it is your responsibility to track Short Term approvals and submit a LOC prior to the end date of the previous approval, to assure NF payment. This will substantially decrease the number of retrospective reviews submitted to Ascend. Thank you.
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