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

Resources

FAQ
Level II, Personnel
Jun 11, 2014
Yes, hospitals can perform Level II evaluations -- provided they have the qualified staff. In order to complete these evaluations, hospitals would first have to negotiate payment rates with the relevant state agency.
Article
Record Keeping
Jun 5, 2014
PTAC recommends that states not use Social Security Numbers (SSNs), but instead use other unique identifiers.  
Article
75% Match
Jun 5, 2014
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.  
Webinar
Community Options
May 21, 2014
The June 2014 PASRR webinar "Innovations from Ohio: Recovery Requires a Community" occurred on Tuesday, June 10th, at 2 PM EST (11 AM PST). The webinar was led by Adam Anderson of the Recovery Requires a Community Program in Ohio. 
Webinar
NF, Promising Practice
Mar 20, 2014
The April 2014 PASRR webinar "Promising PASRR Practices: Arkansas and Indiana" occurred on Tuesday, April 8th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). The webinar was led by Dorothy Ukegbu and Sherri Proffer from Arkansas and Becky Koors from Indiana. 
Webinar
Program Implementation
Feb 21, 2014
The March 2014 PASRR webinar "Quality Monitoring in PASRR: Measures and a New Tool" will occurred on Tuesday, March 11th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).
Web Resource
Community Options, HCBS
Feb 6, 2014
The final Home and Community-Based Services regulations set forth new requirements for several Medicaid authorities under which states may provide home and community-based long-term services and supports.
Web Resource
Community Options, Housing
Feb 6, 2014
This brief was originally prepared by Ernest McKenney and Bob Mollica in 2010 and was updated in 2013 by Ellen Spockman-Randall and Stephanie Mensh as part of the Housing Capacity Building Initiative for Community Living Project, a collaboration of the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (...
Web Resource
Record Keeping
Feb 6, 2014
One updated report and two new reports on Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) are now available on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) web site.  The first new report is a companion to the LTSS Expenditures report that highlights spending from 1915(c) Home and...
FAQ
75% Match
Jan 22, 2014
The July 2013 PASRR webinar took place on Tuesday, July 9 at 1PM Eastern (10AM Pacific) and featured Dr. Ed Kako, Director of the PASRR Technical Asisstance Center (PTAC) and Dan Timmel, PASRR policy director at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
FAQ
Hospital Discharge Exemptions
Jan 22, 2014
The hospital discharge exemption is the only true exemption from the requirements of PASRR. The exemption applies to individuals who are discharged from a hospital into a Medicaid-certified nursing facility (NF) and their stay is expected to last no more than 30 days.
Webinar
Specialized Services
Jan 17, 2014
The February 2014 PASRR webinar "Paying for Specialized Services: New Mechanisms for States" occurred on Tuesday, February 11th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). 
FAQ
Level I
Jan 16, 2014
The CFR does not prescribe a particular method of conducting Level I evaluations, leaving states open to their own interpretations. In general, the Level I evaluation is based on pre-existing information, such as prior mental health diagnoses, and information gathered by the screener.
FAQ
Level I
Jan 16, 2014
The Level I evaluation is the preliminary screen that identifies suspected intellectual disability, mental illness, or a related condition. The Level I screen is a vital “gatekeeper” to the process of identifying disability-specific needs and evaluating appropriate placement.
FAQ
Timing, Level I
Jan 16, 2014
A PASRR Level I evaluation must be completed for all applicants to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility, regardless of payer. A Level I screen must be completed before a resident can be admitted into a nursing facility.
Webinar
Level I, Promising Practice
Jan 10, 2014
The January 2014 PASRR webinar "Level I PASRR Screens: Best Practices for a Robust System" occured on Tuesday, January 14th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). 
Report
Program Implementation, Mental Illness, NF
Jan 3, 2014
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.
Report
Federal Regulations, Program Implementation, Mental Illness, NF
Jan 3, 2014
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.
Web Resource
Community Options, Disability
Jan 2, 2014
The Administration for Community Living, which includes the Administration on Aging, sponsors the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Technical Assistance Exchange to make information and resources available to state
Web Resource
Disability
Jan 2, 2014
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities.

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