This paper builds on the Coverage Learning Collaborative guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on how states can support Medicaid operations and enrollees in times of emergency but focuses on options for addressing Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) requirements. The purpose of this paper is to clarify the range of options that states have for addressing PASRR responsibilities, including those that do not require waiving PASRR requirements as part of an 1135 waiver. PASRR scenarios have been included to address common questions raised by nursing facilities (NFs) in past emergencies. This paper supersedes prior Center for Clinical Standards and Quality All-Hazards guidance.
PASRR Activities During an Active Emergency