These issue paper provides written PTAC guidance to states on how to pay or arrange for Specialized Services, specifically for individuals with serious mental illness.
Our annual update to the PASRR National Report, this time focusing on our analysis of MDS data, and on our (new) analysis of data that states collect for quality monitoring and quality improvement (QM/QI).
The enclosed 2015 report (below) updates the 2014 Review of State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures. The report was prepared by the PA
PTAC consultant Dustin Dodson has written a timely, accessible review of the issues that must be kept in mind when using MDS for data-analytic purposes. In this paper, Dodson:
Richard Sanderson, a PTAC consultant, reviews a variety of tools to detect common mental health and substance use disorders, most of which are in the public domain. Sanderson categorizes the tools according to how long they take to administer, along with their strengths and weaknesses.
The enclosed 2014 report (below) updates the 2013 Review of State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures.
As part of a larger evaluation of the PASRR program, The Lewin Group wrote a paper that reviews literature concerning PASRR and mental health services for persons in nursing facilities.
This report outlines the findings from the second phase of a two-part study, which involved a national survey of the relevant agencies in all 50 States and the District of Columbia to determine how they have organized and administered Federal requirements under PASRR.
The enclosed report updates the 2012 Review of State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures, which was a first-of-its kind national survey of PASRR
In 2008, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce, which highlighted the urgency of expanding and strengthening the geriatric health care workforce.
This report (below) presents the first systematic, empirical effort to document the design of PASRR systems in all States and the District of Columbia.