The PASRR Technical Assistance Center helps states fulfill the goals of Preadmission Screening and Resident Review

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Personnel
May 21, 2018
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.
Webinar
May 14, 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  
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Dementia
Apr 27, 2018
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.
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Mental Illness
Apr 27, 2018
According to 42 CFR 483.102(b), a disorder qualifies as a mental illness (MI) for PASRR purposes if it satisfies three major criteria:
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Record Keeping
Apr 27, 2018
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 
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Other Topics
Apr 27, 2018
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.
FAQ
Level II
Apr 27, 2018
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.
Webinar
May 8, 2018
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  
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