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Resources

Report
Level I
Feb 26, 2016
The enclosed 2015 report (below) updates the 2014 Review of State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures. The report was prepared by the PA
Report
Level II, Level I, Mental Illness
Jan 27, 2016
Richard Sanderson, a PTAC consultant, reviews a variety of tools to detect common mental health and substance use disorders, most of which are in the public domain. Sanderson categorizes the tools according to how long they take to administer, along with their strengths and weaknesses.
Webinar
Level I
Mar 12, 2015
The February 2015 PASRR webinar "West Virginia's Level I Journey: A Systems Approach" occured on Tuesday, January 13th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Richard Workman.   
Webinar
Level I, MDS
Feb 24, 2015
The October 2014 PASRR webinar "2014 PASRR National Report: Level I and MDS"  occurred on Tuesday, October 14th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). The webinar was presented by Ed Kako of PTAC and the Technical Assistance Collaborative. 
FAQ
Level I, Personnel
Feb 24, 2015
Oversight responsibility for Level I screens rests with the state Medicaid agency, although all involved parties are eligible to conduct the Level I screens, including nursing facilities, the state mental health authority, the state intellectual disability authority, or an independent entity (such...
Report
Level I, MDS
Nov 7, 2014
The enclosed 2014 report (below) updates the 2013 Review of State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures.
FAQ
Timing, Level I
Jan 16, 2014
A PASRR Level I evaluation must be completed for all applicants to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility, regardless of payer. A Level I screen must be completed before a resident can be admitted into a nursing facility.
FAQ
Level I
Jan 16, 2014
The Level I evaluation is the preliminary screen that identifies suspected intellectual disability, mental illness, or a related condition. The Level I screen is a vital “gatekeeper” to the process of identifying disability-specific needs and evaluating appropriate placement.
FAQ
Level I
Jan 16, 2014
The CFR does not prescribe a particular method of conducting Level I evaluations, leaving states open to their own interpretations. In general, the Level I evaluation is based on pre-existing information, such as prior mental health diagnoses, and information gathered by the screener.
Webinar
Level I, Promising Practice
Jan 10, 2014
The January 2014 PASRR webinar "Level I PASRR Screens: Best Practices for a Robust System" occured on Tuesday, January 14th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). 
Webinar
Level I, Promising Practice
Jan 30, 2013
On February 12th, 2013 Shanley from Ascend Management Innovations and the National Association of PASRR Professionals (NAPP) reviewed many aspects of PASRR Level I screening programs, from federal requirements and expectations to forms, program infrastructure considerations, and common conundrums. 
Report
Level I, Level II
Jun 11, 2012
This report (below) presents the first systematic, empirical effort to document the design of PASRR systems in all States and the District of Columbia.
Webinar
Level I, Level II
May 8, 2012
You can download a PDF version of the presentation slides here and at the bottom of this webpage. 
FAQ
Level I, Personnel
Mar 14, 2012
There are no federal requirements regarding who must request Level I screens, but all individuals who apply to reside in a Medicaid-certified nursing facility, regardless of payer, are required to receive a Level I screen to identify individuals with a MI or ID.
Webinar
Level I, Level II, Promising Practice
Jan 18, 2012
You can download a PDF version of the presentation slides here and at the bottom of this webpage. 
FAQ
Level I, Level II, Timing
Aug 10, 2011
The CFR does not specify how quickly Level I's must be completed, and with good reason: There is no baseline against which to establish timing requirements.
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