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

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Personnel
Feb 8, 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 February 8, 2018.
FAQ
Specialized Services
Feb 8, 2018
In order to be eligible for federal financial participation (FFP), Specialized Services must be included in the State Plan.
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FFP
Jan 27, 2018
To understand what PASRR activities cannot be claimed at the 75% Federal Financial Participation (FFP) match, one must first be clear on what activities are eligible for FFP.
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75% Match
Jan 27, 2018
Federal regulations give states the authority to claim FFP for administrative activates associated with the PASRR program included in their State Plan at Part §433.15(a)(9) of the CFR.
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Level II, Facilities
Jan 27, 2018
No, a nursing facility cannot perform a Level II pre-admission evaluation or resident review. 42 CFR §483.106(e)(iii)  prohibits nursing facilities (or any entity th
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75% Match
Jan 27, 2018
According to §1903(a)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act and 42 CFR 433.15(b)(9), activities th
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Change in Condition, MDS
Jan 26, 2018
Yes, the CMS Long-Term Care Facility Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) User’s Manual requires the NF to provide notification to the State-designated mental health (MH) or intellectual disability (ID) authority promptly
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Level II, Personnel
Jan 26, 2018
Level II evaluations for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or related conditions:
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Level I, Personnel
Jan 26, 2018
Federal regulations governing PASRR do not specify restrictions on who can conduct Level I screens. 
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Laws and Rules
Jan 25, 2018
Part 42, Subpart C of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) contains the guiding regulations for PASRR compliance.
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Hospital Discharge Exemptions
Jan 25, 2018
According to 42 CFR 483.106(a)(2), Basic Rule, the only true exemption from PASRR is the Exempted Hospital Discharge (EHD).
Report
MDS
Jan 11, 2018
The enclosed 2017 report (below) updates the 2016 Review of State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures. The report was prepa
Webinar
Jan 10, 2018
February 2018 PASRR Webinar Topic: Findings from the 2017 PASRR National Report Speaker: Dr. Ed Kako, director of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 Time: 1 - 2:30PM Eastern  
Webinar
Dec 18, 2017
January 2018 PASRR Webinar Topic: Strategies in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Mental Illness (MI) PASRR Program Collaboration Speakers: Andrea Womack, Ellen Olsen & Janet Spinelli, Board Members of the National Association of PASRR Professionals (NAPP)
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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.
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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.

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