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Ascend Iowa Help Desk: 1-877-431-1388, extension 3403, ask for the Iowa PASRR Representative or email: iowapasrr@ascendami.com

Ascend Fax Number:
1-877-431-9568

For information about how to obtain Specialized Services for Medicaid members,
contact Magellan of Iowa at 800-638-8820 or visit: www.magellanofiowa.com

For questions on policy or procedures in Iowa, contact Iowa Program Manager Lila Starr: 515-281-5318 or lstarr@dhs.state.ia.us

For provider tools, frequently asked questions, training opportunities, and other announcements, please scroll down to find historical information.


1/9/2015
Iowa DHS would like you to be aware of how to access the latest issue and past issues of Aging Watch, as well as how to subscribe:

The Iowa Department on Aging is pleased to announce the Dec. 23, 2014 issue of AgingWatch has been posted online at: https://www.iowaaging.gov/sites/files/aging/documents/AgingWatch_Dec%202014_0.pdf

This issue and past issues are archived on the Department website at: https://www.iowaaging.gov/agingwatch-newsletters

Feel free to share this publication with others. Subscription information is inlcuded on the last page.

10/15/2014
Click here to view instructions for reporting DSM-5 diagnoses to Ascend.

10/13/2014
A message to Iowa PASRR providers from DHS:

Iowa Medicaid Enterprise letter #1434 offers information about resources for individuals with disabilities and specialized services that may be needed to meet their needs. Click here to access the letter.

9/29/2014
If you were unable to attend one of the provider training webinars on the changes to Iowa PASRR, including the use of PathTracker, or would like to review the presented information, click here to view a recorded session.



7/30/2014
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.

To view the full July 28 notification with more details, click here. If you have any questions or concerns about these new processes, please contact Ascend Support Specialist Amanda Oller at iowapasrr@ascendami.com or 877-431-1388 ext. 3403 or Lila Starr, Iowa MHDS PASRR Program Manager, at 515-281-5318.

 
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  • Please do not submit a Level I screening for individuals until they are psychiatrically/ behaviorally stable. If the individual is deemed to be unstable, the Level I referral will be cancelled and require a resubmission, once the person has stabilized.
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