State leads include employees in the state Medicaid office, the state intellectual disability authority, and the state mental health authority that are involved with the state's PASRR program. The contact information for the PASRR state leads (below) was last updated on March 13, 2018.
The CFR does not specify how quickly Level I's must be completed, and with good reason: There is no baseline against which to establish timing requirements.
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is clear at §483.102 that PASRR is required for all individuals who apply to or reside in a Medicaid-licensed nursing facility
Nursing facility (NF) refers to long-term care facility certified by the state survey agency (SSA) to provide services to Medicaid recipients. NFs typically provide long-term care, though they can also provide rehabilitative care to Medicaid beneficiaries following hospital discharge.
All individuals applying to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility (NF) must be screened for both mental illness and intellectual disability.
Originally, Resident Reviews—Level II post-admission evaluations—had to be conducted annually; hence, the original name of the program was Preadmission Screening and Annual Resident Review, or PASARR, which is the title that is still in the rule.
March 2018 PASRR Webinar Topic: PASRR 101 Speaker: Dr. Ed Kako, director of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Date: Wednesday, February 13th, 2018 Time: 1 - 2:30PM Eastern
While MDS captures information about a person (medical, functional, cognitive, and social) at a moment in time, it does not evaluate individuals for the presence of disabilities defined for the purposes of PASRR.
The enclosed 2017 report (below) updates the 2016 Review of State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures. The report was prepa
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