Topic Change for the 3/28/17 Technical Assistance Webinar
ATTENTION: The topic for the Tuesday, 3/28/17 technical assistance webinar has changed. The new topic is: Planning for Community Discharge and Resources Available.
If you are registered for the 3/28/17 session and would like to cancel, email a reply to the confirmation message you received upon sign-up.
If you are registered and plan to attend the revised session, you can simply disregard this message.
Click the registration link below to participate, if you have not already registered.
Tue, March 28 | 2 - 3 PM | REVISED TOPIC: Planning for Community Discharge and Resources Available | Click here to register
Building Knowledge, Improving Lives
Join us as at one of the Free training events offered by Ascend, a MAXIMUS Company, and the Iowa Department of Human Services. We'll review what we've accomplished in the evolution of Iowa's PASRR program and look forward to where we will go together. You will receive valuable information regarding the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) process, ServiceMatters, Care Planning, and more!
The upcoming trainings include the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/Contact Hours and will cover:
Who Should Attend:
- A quick review of the PASRR basics - great information for those new to working with PASRR and a refresher for our seasoned PASRR providers
- A discussion of how PASRR integrates with the new CMS guidelines for nursing facilities
- Using the newly revised functions of PathTracker Plus - what it is and why you must use it
- ServiceMatters - what it is, why it matters, and how we're doing so far
- PASRR-compliant Care Planning - everything you need to know about planning for delivery of PASRR-identified services
- Community Placement Supports and discharge planning - how to use available resources
- Delivery of behavioral health services to individuals with significant needs
- Behaviorally based treatment plans
- Questions and answers about PASRR in Iowa
Click the link below to register for a session near you
Tuesday, April 4: City of Denison Boulders Conference Center - Boulders Hall
Wednesday, April 5: Des Moinestab Hy-Vee Euclid Room
Thursday, April 6: Waterloo Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum - Mess Hall
Friday, April 7: West Branch Hoover Presidential Library and Museum - Auditorium
Location addresses and information provided in the registration link.
- PASRR Providers
- Social Workers
- Nursing Facility Administrators
- Hospital Social Workers and Discharge Planners
- Case Managers
- Long-Term Care & RCF Providers
- Behavioral health services providers
- Anyone invested in the future of older Iowans, individuals with disabilities, and their long term care needs
Click here to view the agenda
Lila Starr, LBSW| Iowa Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health & Disability Services
Joi Shaw, MS | Ascend, a MAXIMUS Company, PASRR Division Manager
Alice Bernet, RN, PhD, PMHNP-BC | Ascend, a MAXIMUS Company, Clinical Director
No charge for attendance or CEUs!
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Nurses must attend the full day to receive CEUs. No partial CEUs will be awarded.
The Iowa Geriatric Education Center, based at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, is sponsoring the 2017 Geriatric Lecture Series. This educational opportunity will focus on cognitive decline and dementia. CEUs are available for participation in this online lecture series at NO COST to participants.Individuals wishing to participate may pull up these lectures at their convenience each month, beginning in March through December 2017.
A new lecture is available the 1st working day of each month at: http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/e-learning/geriatric-lecture-series
The schedule is also available online at: http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/e-learning/geriatric-lectureseries/gls_schedule.asp
For more information, including presenters and subjects of each monthly lecture, please review the online schedule referenced above, or open the flyer, which can be found in the Education Tools section of the Iowa PASRR Provider website
We hope that Iowa's healthcare professionals will be able to utilize this important series, which has been made available for free throughout 2017 to federal grant funding.
Iowa Medicaid Enterprise has just released Information Letter 1760-MC-FFS
which is intended to address questions and hopefully clarify policy surrounding PASRR-related care planning and the delivery of PASRR identified services. Information contained in this letter will continue to be shared with providers through Webinars and face to face training delivered by Ascend and DHS.
As Iowa nursing facility providers are aware, Iowa DHS and Ascend have developed several optional Iowa-specific tools
for use in development of PASRR-compliant care plans
. Many providers have offered feedback that a video about how to use the tool would be a useful addition to the tools previously available. The Iowa PASRR NF Level II Care Planning Tool Training video
provides visual instruction on navigating and using the original Care Planning Tool. It assists providers in learning how to effectively and efficiently develop PASRR-compliant nursing facility care plans. It is our hope that these tools will assist in the timely scheduling and delivery of PASRR-identified Specialized Services, Rehabilitative Services, and Community Placement Supports that providers find listed in the PASRR Summary of Findings for the individuals they serve.
2017 Technical Assistance (TA) Webinars - Registration Now Open
To assist you in planning your learning calendar for the start of 2017, we have opened registration for our Iowa PASRR Technical Assistance webinars. This is your chance to learn with DHS and Ascend, ask questions, and understand more about PASRR, care planning, ServiceMatters, Ascend/DHS service monitoring, and PathTracker.
These 1-hour sessions will take place on the dates and times listed below. Note the topic change for 9/13/16. Click the links below to register:
January 10 | 2 - 3 PM | Topic: PASRR 101: Why We Do PASRR
| Registration Closed
January 24 | 2 - 3 PM | Topic: PASRR Level I
| Click to register
February 7 | 2 - 3 PM | Topic: PASRR Level II
| Click to register
February 21 | 2 - 3 PM | Topic: Chat with Ascend and DHS: Open Q&A Session
| Click to register
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