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

Resources

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
Oct 10, 2017
November 2017 PASRR Webinar Topic: A Quartet of PASRR Topics Speakers: Andrea Womack, Betty Ferdinand and Richard Sanderson, consultants for PTAC Date: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 Time: 1 - 2:30PM Eastern  
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  
Tool
Personnel
Sep 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 October 16, 2017.
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
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Aug 2, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern
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Aug 2, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM Eastern
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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
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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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Level II, Laws and Rules
Jul 26, 2017
Since the ICD-10-CM coding went into effect on October 1, 2015, some State PASRR programs have reported an increase in PASRR volume, particularly in referrals for Level II Resident Reviews. The increase is largely attributed to the computer algorithm that converted ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes.
Webinar
Jul 14, 2017
August 2017 PASRR  A PDF copy of the presentation slides is available at the bottom of this page.  
FAQ
Record Keeping
Jun 24, 2017
The most recent version of the Review of State PASRR Policies and Procedures National Report was released in March 2017.
Webinar
Jun 20, 2017
July 2017 PASRR Webinar Topic: Resident Review: A Critical Component to Achieving PASRR’s Vision Speakers: Nancy Shanley and Andrea Womack, consultants for PTAC Date: Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 Time: 1 - 2:30PM Eastern  

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