Please join us on March 1, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. CST for a webinar of up to 90 minutes, regarding individuals whose PASRR indicates that the person meets NFMI Level of Care (Nursing Facilities for persons with Mental Illness). This webinar will provide an overview of what the expectations are for nursing facilities who support individuals who have very high behavioral health needs and meet the NFMI level of care. There are 168 nursing facilities in Iowa who have accepted individuals who meet NFMI level of care (LOC), in addition to Iowa's three NFMI facilities of Davis Center in Bloomfield, Pillar of Cedar (formerly known as Country View) in Waterloo, and Southeast Iowa Behavioral Healthcare center (formerly known as Dave's Place) in Keokuk. All hospital discharge planners and NF staff are invited to attend this essential webinar, because there are many occasions where this LOC is requested by various LI submitters and it is important to understand how and when to request the highest level of care that a PASRR can approve. We also wish to invite representatives of any other NFs who are considering self-identifying as a facility that can meet these very high behavioral health needs, MCO Care Managers, LTC Ombudsman staff, and anyone who wants to understand the NFMI approval process better. The discussion will provide you guidance on:
Who is and is not appropriate for NFMI level of care determination,
Importance of NF making a conscious choice to "self-select" as a facility that can meet these needs before considering accepting individuals with this LOC,
Definitions of PASRR Identified Specialized Services that are unique to NFMI, including:
Functional Assessment and Behavior Based Treatment Plan
Along with a discussion of: Expectations of DHS, MCOs, Maximus, and DIA regarding care planning, service delivery, and compliance.