On July 28, 2014, Ascend emailed a notification to all Iowa providers to announce changes in the coming months. Starting August 1, 2014, Ascend will begin a new follow-up process for PASRR Level II Specialized Services (SS) recommendations. Monday, September 22 through Friday, September 26, Ascend will hold daily WebEx (webinar) training sessions on a new tracking system that will be offered to nursing facilities. In October, the tracking system will be available and Ascend will begin making time-limited PASRR approvals and performing quality assurance follow-up on 100% of PASRR SS recommendations and on a sample of negative PASRR Level I screens submitted.
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. If you have any questions or concerns about these new processes, please contact Ascend Support Specialist Amanda Oller at email@example.com or 877-431-1388 ext. 3403 or Lila Starr, Iowa MHDS PASRR Program Manager, at 515-281-5318.