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

Resources

FAQ
Level II, Federal Regulations, Intellectual Disability
Aug 10, 2011
According to CFR 483.102(b)(3), an individual has an intellectual disability (previously mental retardation) if he or she has:
FAQ
Timing, Resident Review
Aug 10, 2011
42 CFR 483.100-138 is largely mute about the timing of Resident Reviews. Recall that the CFR still described an annual Resident Review; it has not been updated to reflect subsequent legislative changes.
FAQ
Mental Illness, Level II, Intellectual Disability
Aug 10, 2011
All individuals applying to a Medicaid-certified NF must be screened both for mental illness and for intellectual disability. An individual who tests positive on both screens must undergo a Level II for mental illness and a Level II for intellectual disability.
FAQ
SNF, NF
Jul 5, 2011
Nursing facility (NF) is a term of art that refers to long-term care facilities certified by the state survey  agency (SSA) to provide services to Medicaid recipients.
FAQ
Private Pay
Jul 5, 2011
Whether PASRR applies depends entirely on the certification of the facility, and not on any fact about the individual who is applying for admission to that facility. If an individual is applying to a Medicaid-certified facility, PASRR must be administered before he or she can be admitted.
FAQ
Change in Condition, MDS
Jan 25, 2011
No. Some significant changes in status may have a dramatic impact on a resident's MI/ID status, while others may have little or no impact.
FAQ
MDS
Jan 25, 2011
Recall that PASRR stands for "Preadmission Screening and Resident Review." By definition, PAS ("Preadmission Screening") must be performed before an individual is admitted to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility.
FAQ
Timing, Level II
Jun 15, 2010
A level II Preadmission Screen (PAS) must be completed for all applicants who meet NF level-of-care requirements, and who have been identified as having possible MI and/or ID by the Level I evaluation.
FAQ
Change in Condition, Level II
Jun 15, 2010
No federal requirement specifically addresses this issue. A Level II evaluation is required when there is a change in a resident’s condition. When a resident is returning from a hospital stay, there may be a clear change in condition.
FAQ
Change in Condition, Resident Review
Jun 15, 2010
No. The Balanced Budget act of 1996 eliminated the requirement for annual resident review, specifying that reviews are required instead upon changes in condition.
FAQ
Level II, Personnel
Jun 8, 2010
Level II involves a comprehensive evaluation of ID/MI, and a determination of the need for specialized services.

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