The purpose of these office hours is to help states understand the new guidance CMS has developed to enhance and finance Specialized Services.
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is clear at §483.102 that PASRR is required for all individuals who apply to or reside in a Medicaid-licensed nursing facility
In order to be eligible for federal financial participation (FFP), Specialized Services must be included in the State Plan.
These issue paper provides written PTAC guidance to states on how to pay or arrange for Specialized Services, specifically for individuals with serious mental illness.
The February 2014 PASRR webinar "Paying for Specialized Services: New Mechanisms for States" occurred on Tuesday, February 11th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). You can download a PDF version of the presentation slides at the bottom of this webpage.
These slides provide written CMS guidance clarifying the definition of "Specialized Services" as the term is used in the PASRR program. These slides were first presented at the 2013 Annual Conference on Home and Community-Based Services.
The June 2013 PASRR webinar took place on Tuesday, June 11 at 1:00PM - 2:30PM Eastern (10AM Pacific) and featured Dan Timmel of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Ed Kako of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center moderated the webinar.
The January 2013 PASRR took place on January 8 at 1:00PM - 2:30PM Eastern (10AM Pacific) and featured Karen Williams and Christine Burbick from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. You can download a PDF version of the presentation slides at the bottom of this webpage.
March 2012 PASRR Webinar You can download a PDF version of the presentation slides at the bottom of this webpage.