Iowa LTC Providers: Updated Iowa Case Mix Roster Distribution Information

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

On January 14, 2021, Iowa DHS and IME issued Informational Letter NO. 2210-MC-FFS

**This Informational Letter (IL) replaces IL 2204-MC-FFS dated January 7, 2021.**

This letter is intended to update providers on the process for registering to receive distribution of quarterly case mix rosters.

Please note: Everyone needs to complete form 470-56422.  Email requests received following the publication of IL 2204 are not valid, and will need to be resubmitted using form 470-5642.

The second quarter preliminary roster is currently available in IMPA. The second quarter final roster will be available in IMPA on January 15, 2021. Nursing facilities will only be able to access their case mix roster through IMPA. The IME will no longer be mailing out paper copies of the case mix rosters to the facilities.

Training on the use of IMPA and retrieving case mix rosters is available on the IMPA home page at https://secureapp.dhs.state.ia.us/impa/Default.aspx.

Additional information including important dates, Iowa case mix Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and the Resource Utilization Group (RUG) III calculation guide will also be available to users on the case mix home page in IMPA.

If you have any questions, please contact the IME Quality Improvement Organization Unit at 1-800-383-1173 or email at casemix@dhs.state.ia.us.