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

Resources

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
Interfacility Transfer
Aug 10, 2011
If an individual is transferred from one NF to another NF, they need not be re-evaluated. If the individual is transferred from one NF to another with an intervening hospital stay (e.g., for inpatient psychiatric treatment), a new Preadmission Screen is not required.
FAQ
Resident Review, Level II, NF, Laws and Rules
Aug 10, 2011
No. It is illegal for NFs to perform a PAS or RR. The PAS must be performed before an individual is admitted to the NF, and must be conducted by parties unaffiliated with the NF.
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
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
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
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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