Nursing facility (NF) refers to long-term care facility certified by the state survey agency (SSA) to provide services to Medicaid recipients. NFs typically provide long-term care, though they can also provide rehabilitative care to Medicaid beneficiaries following hospital discharge.
All individuals applying to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility (NF) must be screened for both mental illness and intellectual disability.
Originally, Resident Reviews—Level II post-admission evaluations—had to be conducted annually; hence, the original name of the program was Preadmission Screening and Annual Resident Review, or PASARR, which is the title that is still in the rule.
March 2018 PASRR Webinar Topic: PASRR 101 Speaker: Dr. Ed Kako, director of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Date: Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 Time: 1 - 2:30PM Eastern
While MDS captures information about a person (medical, functional, cognitive, and social) at a moment in time, it does not evaluate individuals for the presence of disabilities defined for the purposes of PASRR.
In order to be eligible for federal financial participation (FFP), Specialized Services must be included in the State Plan.
To understand what PASRR activities cannot be claimed at the 75% Federal Financial Participation (FFP) match, one must first be clear on what activities are eligible for FFP.
Federal regulations give states the authority to claim FFP for administrative activates associated with the PASRR program included in their State Plan at Part §433.15(a)(9) of the CFR.
No, a nursing facility cannot perform a Level II pre-admission evaluation or resident review. 42 CFR §483.106(e)(iii) prohibits nursing facilities (or any entity th
According to §1903(a)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act and 42 CFR 433.15(b)(9), activities th
Yes, the CMS Long-Term Care Facility Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) User’s Manual requires the NF to provide notification to the State-designated mental health (MH) or intellectual disability (ID) authority promptly
Level II evaluations for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or related conditions:
Federal regulations governing PASRR do not specify restrictions on who can conduct Level I screens.
Part 42, Subpart C of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) contains the guiding regulations for PASRR compliance.
According to 42 CFR 483.106(a)(2), Basic Rule, the only true exemption from PASRR is the Exempted Hospital Discharge (EHD).
The enclosed 2017 report (below) updates the 2016 Review of State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures. The report was prepa
February 2018 PASRR Webinar Topic: Findings from the 2017 PASRR National Report Speaker: Dr. Ed Kako, director of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 Time: 1 - 2:30PM Eastern
January 2018 PASRR Webinar Topic: Strategies in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Mental Illness (MI) PASRR Program Collaboration Speakers: Andrea Womack, Ellen Olsen & Janet Spinelli, Board Members of the National Association of PASRR Professionals (NAPP)
PASRR is guided by federal regulations that require: (1) all individuals being considered for admission to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility (NF) be screened prior to admissi
Per Section 1919(e)(7)(B)(iii) of the Social Security Act, Resident Reviews are required for NF residents experiencing a “significant change in condition.” (Note that this provision replaced the requirement that PASRR Resident Reviews must b