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

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Report
75% Match
Nov 28, 2018
The enclosed 2018 report (below) is the 7th State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures PTAC has produced. The report was prepared by the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), a partnership between IBM Watson Health and Mission Analytics Group, under...
FAQ
Record Keeping, Timing
Jul 7, 2018
For a variety of reasons, including the availability of evaluators, it may not always be possible to perform a complete psychiatric evaluation on an individual before they are admitted to a nursing facility (NF).
FAQ
FFP, 75% Match
Jun 2, 2018
A Cost Allocation Plan (CAP) is a narrative description of the procedures that a state will use in identifying, measuring, and allocating costs that it incurs in supporting programs it administers or supervises.
FAQ
Record Keeping
Apr 27, 2018
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provides no specific guidance related to retention of PASRR records, but it does make clear that retention of PASRR records is a requirement.  The basis of the requirement is addressed in two areas cited a 
FAQ
Other Topics
Apr 27, 2018
Although Nursing Facilities (NFs) are primarily responsible for helping individuals transition to the community, PASRR can play a vital role in helping NFs develop individualized plans of care that support successful transition.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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
Report
MDS, Other Topics
Mar 11, 2017
The enclosed 2016 report (below) updates the 2015 Review of State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures. The report was prepared by the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), a partnership between Truven Health Analytics and Mission Analytics Group, under...
Tool
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  
Webinar
Managed Care
Nov 4, 2014
The November 2014 PASRR webinar "Managed Care Organizations: Key Partners in a State PASRR Program - The Delaware Experience" occurred on Tuesday, November 18th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).
Tool
Program Implementation
Jul 6, 2014
Level II Summary of Findings: Mental Illness.  
Article
Record Keeping
Jun 5, 2014
PTAC recommends that states not use Social Security Numbers (SSNs), but instead use other unique identifiers.  
Article
75% Match
Jun 5, 2014
CMS policy on use of the enhanced match for PASRR is remarkably simple: The enhanced match rate of 75% is intended to help states pay for all activities that support the administration of the federally required program.  
Webinar
Program Implementation
Feb 21, 2014
The March 2014 PASRR webinar "Quality Monitoring in PASRR: Measures and a New Tool" will occurred on Tuesday, March 11th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).
Web Resource
Record Keeping
Feb 6, 2014
New and updated reports on Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) are now available on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) website.    
Report
Federal Regulations, Program Implementation, Mental Illness, NF
Jan 3, 2014
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.
Report
Program Implementation, Mental Illness, NF
Jan 3, 2014
This report outlines the findings from the second phase of a two-part study, which involved a national survey of the relevant agencies in all 50 States and the District of Columbia to determine how they have organized and administered Federal requirements under PASRR.
Laws & Rules
Federal Regulations, Program Implementation
Nov 12, 2013
This Final Rule published by CMS in 2012 replaces the phrase "mental retardation" (and its variants) with the phrase "intellectual disability" (and its variants).
Webinar
Program Implementation
Nov 5, 2013
The November PASRR webinar occured on Tuesday, November 12th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).   You can download a PDF version of the presentation slides at the bottom of this webpage. 

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