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.
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
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
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.
Originally when the PASRR regulations were completed in 1992, Resident Reviews were required annually.
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
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.
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
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
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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
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.
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...
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.