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

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Personnel
Dec 12, 2017
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 December 12, 2017.
FAQ
MDS
Dec 8, 2017
PASRR is guided by federal regulations that require: (1) all individuals being considered for admission to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility (NF) be screened prior to admissi
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Change in Condition
Dec 8, 2017
Per Section 1919(e)(7)(B)(iii) of the Social Security Act,  Resident Reviews are required for NF residents experiencing a “significant change in condition.” (Note that this provision replaced the requirement that PASRR Resident Reviews must b
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Interfacility Transfer
Dec 8, 2017
According to 42 CFR §483.106(b)(4) of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), when an individual is transferred from one nursing facility (NF) to another NF, with or without an intervening hospital stay, the individual is not considered a “new admission” and does not need preadmission screening.
FAQ
Resident Review
Dec 7, 2017
Originally when the PASRR regulations were completed in 1992, Resident Reviews were required annually.
Webinar
Nov 28, 2017
December 2017 PASRR Webinar Topic: Leveraging Public Financing and Delivery System Changes to Fund Specialized Services Speaker: Frank Spinelli, consultant for PTAC Date: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 Time: 1 - 2:30PM Eastern  
Workgroup
Oct 10, 2017
Every quarter, on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 1 PM Eastern, Dr. Ed Kako, Director of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center, will provide staff who are new to PASRR with an introductory overview of how the PASRR program works.
Webinar
Sep 20, 2017
October 2017 PASRR Webinar Topic: PASRR Compliance in a Changing Long-Term Care Environment  Speaker: Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist  Date: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 Time: 1 - 2:30PM Eastern  
Webinar
Aug 11, 2017
September 2017 PASRR Webinar Topic: Applying a Person-Centered Approach to PASRR Speaker: Pam Raby, LAPSW, consultant for PTAC Date: Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 Time: 1 - 2:30PM Eastern  
Event
Aug 3, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM Eastern
Event
Aug 2, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern
Event
Aug 2, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM Eastern
Event
Aug 2, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern
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Aug 2, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern
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Aug 2, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern
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Aug 1, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern
FAQ
Level II, Dementia
Jul 26, 2017
PASRR regulations at 42 CFR 483.128(m) permit Level II evaluations to be terminated if the Level II evaluator finds that individual has: “A primary diagnosis of dementia (including Alzheimer’s Disease or a related disorder)” (42 CFR 483.128(m)(2)(i)); or
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Dementia, Categorical Determinations, Intellectual Disability
Jul 26, 2017
States may apply the categorical determination at 42 CFR 483.130(h), to address a decision not to provide specialized services to individuals with dementia and intellectual disability. “(h) Categorical determinations: Dementia and ID.
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Dementia, Mental Illness
Jul 26, 2017
The dementia exclusion for mental illness allows for the Level II evaluator to stop the evaluation if they determine that the diagnosis of dementia is primary and the mental illness (MI) diagnosis is secondary.  It is important to note that the diagnosis or verification of a diagnosis of MI and...
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Dementia, Mental Illness, Intellectual Disability
Jul 26, 2017
It can often be difficult to determine where MI/ID ends and dementia begins. Like ID/DD, dementia can manifest as cognitive impairments. Like MI, dementia can lead to anxiety, depression, or acute behavioral problems.

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