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

Resources

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Federal Regulations
Jun 29, 2016
Overview
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Federal Regulations
Jul 21, 2015
When individuals apply for admission to a nursing home and are screened by PASRR, they cross a boundary of sorts from one kind of provider setting into another kind of provider setting – typically, from the hospital where they have been admitted to the world of PASRR screeners and evaluators, and...
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Mental Illness
Mar 31, 2015
For many individuals with serious mental illness, antipsychotic medications play an important role in helping them to maintain and improve their mental health, It has been become increasingly clear, however, that antipsychotics are overprescribed, especially to individuals in nursing hom
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Intellectual Disability, Related Conditions
Mar 26, 2015
On March 18, 2015, the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) released a Directors Alert Bulletin (DAB 01-2015) highlighting the vital role that state I/DD agencies play in the implementation and success of state PASRR programs.
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Housing
Dec 15, 2014
As we all know, PASRR can help to support state Olmstead efforts by ensuring that individuals with serious mental illness, intellectual disabilities, or related conditions are evaluated for the specific services they need.
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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.  
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Record Keeping
Jun 5, 2014
PTAC recommends that states not use Social Security Numbers (SSNs), but instead use other unique identifiers.  
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Promising Practice
Dec 9, 2013
The state agencies responsible for PASRR in Delaware have inspired an air of collaboration and cooperation through proactive outreach and engagement.
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Promising Practice, NF
Sep 20, 2013
Summary: The Arkansas State Medicaid Agency has implemented a proactive approach towards identifying nursing facility deficiencies related to PASRR and referring them to the State Survey Agency.
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MDS
Jul 23, 2013
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Promising Practice
Apr 8, 2013
One of the most important outcomes of PASRR is that individuals receive the services identified during the PASRR process as necessary to address their mental illness and/or intellectual or developmental disability.
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Promising Practice
Feb 28, 2013
In May 2010 Idaho completed the PASRR Self-Assessment tool and recognized an opportunity to improve their PASRR program. Over the last two years, the state pursued a quality improvement strategy that led to a successful revision of their evaluation tools and processes.
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Promising Practice
Jan 17, 2013
On January 8, 2013 Karen Williams and Christine Burbick from the University of Massachusetts Medical School gave a presentation for the Power and Possibility of PASRR webinar series.
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Laws and Rules
Jun 15, 2010
Over the last several decades, the Social Security Act (SSA) has been amended several times to help reduce the institutional bias in Medicaid long-term care.
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