The April 10, 2018 FAQ “Are individuals with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) subject to PASRR?” confirms that all individuals applying to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility (NF), regardles
According to CFR 42-§483.102, a PASRR Level I screen must be completed for all applicants to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility, regardless of payer.
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).
There are no federal requirements regarding who must request Level I screens, but CFR 42-§483.102 is clear that all individuals who apply to reside in a Medicaid-cer
Pre-Admission General Rule. Under 42 CFR §483.102 (a), the PASRR process applies to all Medicaid-certified nursing facility (NF)
There is no federal requirement that a Level II evaluation be completed prior to the individual returning to the nursing facility (NF).
According to 42 CFR 483.102(b)(3), an individual has an intellectual disability if he or she has:
There is a common misconception about this. The simple answer is "no" -- a test of intellectual functioning (IQ test) is not required by PASRR regulations.
Regardless of their known diagnoses, all individuals applying to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility (NF) must undergo a Level I screen to determine if the individual possibly has a condition meeting PASRR’s definition of mental illness, intellectual disability or a related condition. A person...
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.
All individuals applying to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility (NF) must be screened for both mental illness and intellectual disability.
Originally, Resident Reviews—Level II post-admission evaluations—had to be conducted annually; hence, the original name of the program was Preadmission Screening and Annual Resident Review, or PASARR, which is the title that is still in the rule.
While MDS captures information about a person (medical, functional, cognitive, and social) at a moment in time, it does not evaluate individuals for the presence of disabilities defined for the purposes of PASRR.
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
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
Level II evaluations for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or related conditions:
Federal regulations governing PASRR do not specify restrictions on who can conduct Level I screens.
The enclosed 2017 report (below) updates the 2016 Review of State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures. The report was prepa
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
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