If you would like to download this resource, a PDF attachment of this brief is located at the bottom of the page.
The PASRR Final Rule (57 FR 56450) was published in 1992, at which time the term "mental retardation" was still widely used.
According to 42 CFR 483.102(b)(3), an individual has an intellectual disability (previously mental retardation) if he or she has:
The Final Rule was published in November 2016 (80 FR 42168).
Part 42, Subpart C of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) contains the guiding regulations for PASRR compliance.
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.
When individuals apply for admission to a nursing home and are screened by PASRR, they cross a boundary of sorts from one kind of provider setting into another kind of provider setting – typically, from the hospital where they have been admitted to the world of PASRR screeners and evaluators, and...
As part of a larger evaluation of the PASRR program, The Lewin Group wrote a paper that reviews literature concerning PASRR and mental health services for persons in nursing facilities.
The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) is a 501(c)(3) entity that was created to help Medicaid Directors develop consensus on critical issues and leverage their influence with respect to national policy debates.
This Final Rule published by CMS in 2012 replaces the phrase "mental retardation" (and its variants) with the phrase "intellectual disability" (and its variants).
The enclosed report updates the 2012 Review of State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures, which was a first-of-its kind national survey of PASRR
The September PASRR webinar took place on Tuesday, September 10th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). You can download a PDF version of the presentation slides at the bottom of this webpage.
This file contains the 1992 notice of final rule for PASRR. Of note are the summary of public comments to the Proposed Rule and CMS (then HCFA) responses, in which the agency explains why it took positions in the Final Rule.
Through Medicaid.gov, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides a brief description of the PASRR program, its requirements, and its importance. The site also links to the section of the Code of Federal Regulations governing PASRR.
This file contains an annotated version of the PASRR regulations, with a note explaining the repeal of the "Annual" Requirement in 1996. This document also contains references to other regulations with direct connections to PASRR, making it easier to see how PASRR fits into other aspects of...
PTAC is proud to release a revised and more user-friendly PASRR self-assessment tool! Completing the PASRR self-assessment tool, originally drafted by Dan Timmel at CMS, is a great way to evaluate the status of your PASRR program.
November 2010 PASRR Webinar
Over the last several decades, the Social Security Act (SSA) has been amended several times to help reduce the institutional bias in Medicaid long-term care.