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


Apr 21, 2017
The May 2017 PASRR webinar "How the PASRR Process Functions Within A Nursing Facility" will occur on Tuesday, May9th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar will be presented by Dustin Dodson, consultant for the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). 
Apr 11, 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 April 11, 2017.  
Apr 1, 2017
The April 2017 PASRR webinar "PASRR: The Dementia Exclusion for Serious Mental Illness" occured on Tuesday, April 11th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Frank Tetrick, consultant for the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). 
MDS, Other Topics
Mar 11, 2017
Our annual update to the PASRR National Report, this time focusing on our analysis of MDS data, and on our (new) analysis of data that states collect for quality monitoring and quality improvement (QM/QI).
Feb 2, 2017
The March 2017 PASRR webinar "Recent Findings from Analyses of Quality Monitoring and Quality Improvement Measures in PASRR and from the MDS" occurred on Tuesday, March 14th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). 
Dec 6, 2016
The December 2016 PASRR webinar "Psychiatric Rehab in a 1915 (c) Waiver: Connecticut’s Mental Health Waiver" occured on Tuesday, December 13th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Wendy R. Ulaszek, PhD, Kevin Kunak, and Dan Gerwien.
Oct 28, 2016
The November 2016 PASRR webinar "The Current Climate of PASRR: Trends in Quality and Person-Centered Care" occured on Tuesday, November 15th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Chantal K. Hunt, PhD, RN, Ellen Olsen, MBA, MSW, and Jared Nyagol, PhD (ABD).
Oct 14, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has ten Regional Offices (ROs) that provide a local presence necessary to achieve the Center's objectives. Each Regional Office works closely with CMS Central Office as well a number of states (between two and eight) that fall within their...
Other Topics, Promising Practice, Program Implementation
Oct 7, 2016
A PDF copy of the transcript for each module is available at the bottom of this page.  Module 1: CFR Compliance  
Sep 13, 2016
The October 2016 PASRR webinar "New Wide-Sweeping CMS Conditions of Participation for Nursing Homes to Support PASRR Requirements" occured on Tuesday, October 18th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Dustin T. Dodson, NHA, MBA. 
Aug 17, 2016
The September 2016 PASRR webinar "PASRR: A Role in Mental Health Recovery and SAMHSA's Certified Behavioral Health Clinic Initiative" occured on Tuesday, September 13th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Frank Tetrick, consultant with the PASRR Technical Assistance Center. 
Aug 1, 2016
The August 2016 PASRR webinar "Telling the Person's Story: A Review of the PASRR Assessor's Role" occured on Tuesday, August 9th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Trina K. Moss, MSW of Ascend Management Innovations. 
Jul 6, 2016
The July 2016 PASRR webinar "OCR Guidance and Resources for Long-Term Care Facilities: Using the Minimum Data Set to Facilitate Opportunities To Live In The Most Integrated Setting" occured on Tuesday, July 12th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Dustin Dodson, NHA, MBA
Facilities, Specialized Services
Jun 29, 2016
CMS recently updated its guidance on Specialized Services to clarify that Specialized Services can only be provided while individuals reside in nursing facilities. States are obligated to provide or arrange for the disability-specific services that individuals need while in NFs.
Federal Regulations
Jun 29, 2016
May 13, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 The June 2016 PASRR webinar "PASRR and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Building Strong Practices for Positive Outcomes" occured on Tuesday, June 14th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Mary Sowers and Eddi Ashby.
Apr 25, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 The May 2016 PASRR webinar "Enhancing Well-Being: Medications and Beyond for Elders Living with Mental Illness" occured on Tuesday, May 10th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Lynda Crandall, RN, GNP, President of Lynda Crandall Consulting.
Apr 4, 2016
The April 2016 PASRR webinar "Is It Dementia, Delirium or Depression?" occurred on Tuesday, April 12th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). 
Laws & Rules
Olmstead, PASRR Services
Mar 11, 2016
Statement by Cindy Mann, J.D., before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, on June 22, 2010 on tools for Olmstead planning. It includes a detailed mention of PASRR.
Mar 8, 2016
The March 2016 PASRR webinar "Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs: Opportunities for Collaboration" occured on Tuesday, March 8th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). 


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