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...
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
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.
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.
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.
PTAC recommends that states not use Social Security Numbers (SSNs), but instead use other unique identifiers.
The state agencies responsible for PASRR in Delaware have inspired an air of collaboration and cooperation through proactive outreach and engagement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.