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FAQ
Level II, Laws and Rules
Jul 26, 2017
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.
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...
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
MDS
Jan 28, 2016
PTAC consultant Dustin Dodson has written a timely, accessible review of the issues that must be kept in mind when using MDS for data-analytic purposes. In this paper, Dodson:
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. 
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.
Tool
MDS
Jul 6, 2014
MDS 3.0 Comprehensive (Annual) Assessment
Webinar
MDS
Jun 26, 2014
The July 2014 PASRR webinar "PASRR and the Minimum Data Set (MDS): A Closer Look at PASRR-Identified Nursing Home Residents in Your State" occurred on Tuesday, July 8, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). The webinar was led by Ed Kako of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center. 
FAQ
Level II, Personnel
Jun 11, 2014
Yes, hospitals can perform Level II evaluations -- provided they have the qualified staff. In order to complete these evaluations, hospitals would first have to negotiate payment rates with the relevant state agency.
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).  You can download a PDF version of the presentation slides at the bottom of this webpage. 
Webinar
Change in Condition
Nov 19, 2013
The December PASRR webinar occured on Tuesday, December 10th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). You can download a PDF version of the presentation slides at the bottom of this webpage. 
Article
MDS
Jul 23, 2013
The Minimum Data Set (MDS) is a robust tool used to capture a standardized set of data on every resident in Medicaid certified nursing facilities.
Tool
Level II
Jul 3, 2013
Presented and attached below are Level II evaluation tools currently used in four states: Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Some tools are specific to one population (e.g. individuals with ID) whereas other tools are used to assess more than one population (e.g.
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
June 2012 PASRR Webinar You can download a PDF version of the presentation slides at the bottom of this webpage. 
Webinar
Level I, Level II, Promising Practice
Jan 18, 2012
February 2012 PASRR Webinar You can download a PDF version of the presentation slides at the bottom of this webpage. 
Webinar
MDS
Oct 12, 2010
October 2010 PASRR Webinar   Synopsis of the Topic Dan Timmel of CMS talks about the links between PASRR and version 3.0 of MDS.

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