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 May 21, 2018.
June 2018 PASRR Webinar Topic: The 30th Anniversary of PASRR Speaker: Frank Tetrick, consultant for the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Date: Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 Time: 1 - 2:30 PM Eastern
A Level II evaluation may be halted if the person has a diagnosis solely of dementia, or a diagnosis of dementia in combination with a non-PASRR disability. However, a Level II evaluation should not be halted if a PASRR disability has not yet been ruled out.
According to 42 CFR 483.102(b), a disorder qualifies as a mental illness (MI) for PASRR purposes if it satisfies three major criteria:
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provides no specific guidance related to retention of PASRR records, but it does make clear that retention of PASRR records is a requirement. The basis of the requirement is addressed in two areas cited a
Although Nursing Facilities (NFs) are primarily responsible for helping individuals transition to the community, PASRR can play a vital role in helping NFs develop individualized plans of care that support successful transition.
There is a common misconception about this. The simple answer is "no" -- a test of intellectual functioning (IQ test) is not required by PASRR regulations.
May 2018 PASRR Webinar Topic: MDS State Profiles Speakers: Ed Kako, Director of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and Anne Blackfield, Health Insurance Specialist for CMS Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 Time: 1 - 2:30 PM Eastern