The February 2014 PASRR webinar "Paying for Specialized Services: New Mechanisms for States" occurred on Tuesday, February 11th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).
You can download a PDF version of the presentation slides at the bottom of this webpage.
The webinar was led by Dan Timmel, PASRR policy director at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Dr. Ed Kako, Director of the PASRR Technical Asisstance Center (PTAC).
Synopsis of the Topic:
- Must be provided to residents of nursing facilities or individuals residing in the community – that is, not to individuals in institutions that provide acute care, such as inpatient psychiatric hospitals or ICF/IIDs; and
- Cannot be a finite set, but must include whatever disability specific an individual needs.
Dr. Ed Kako is the Director of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and has several years of experience providing technical assistance around PASRR policy.
Dan Timmel is the PASRR policy director at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Dan has twenty years of experience in public health and clinical social work including a period of teaching at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support received for this CME activity.
Objectives - After attending this program, participants should be able to:
- Explain the sources of confusion around the definition of specialized services.
- Reiterate and clarify the new CMS guidance on providing specialized services to NF residents.
- Describe the new mechanisms available to states to pay for specialized services.
Bibliographic Sources: Please see presentation slides
Copyright: All faculties in this activity have given their permission for publication.
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