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

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Webinar
Apr 24, 2018
May 2018 PASRR Webinar Topic: State Level MDS Fact Sheets Speaker: Ed Kako, Director of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 Time: 1 - 2:30 PM Eastern  
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Personnel
Apr 23, 2018
State leads include employees in the state Medicaid office, the state intellectual disability authority, and the state mental health authority that are involved with the state's PASRR program. The contact information for the PASRR state leads (below) was last updated on April 23, 2018.
FAQ
Hospice
Apr 17, 2018
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at §483.130(d) provides examples of categories for which the State mental health or intellectual disability authority may make
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Categorical Determinations
Apr 10, 2018
42 CFR 483.130(h) provides that the State intellectual disability authority may make categorical determinations that individuals with dementia, whi
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Swing Beds
Apr 10, 2018
A swing bed is a bed that changes (or "swings") between providing hospital services and providing Medicare or Medicaid nursing facility services.
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Level I
Apr 10, 2018
Regardless of their known diagnoses, all individuals applying to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility (NF) must undergo a Level I screen to determine if the individual possibly has a condition meeting PASRR’s definition of  mental illness, intellectual disability or a related condition.  A person...
Webinar
Mar 30, 2018
April 2018 PASRR Webinar Topic: Discharge Planning and Transitions into the Community Speaker: Frank L. Tetrick, consultant for the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 Time: 1 - 2PM Eastern  
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Level I, Level II, Timing
Mar 8, 2018
The CFR does not specify how quickly Level I's must be completed, and with good reason: There is no baseline against which to establish timing requirements.
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Specialized Services
Mar 8, 2018
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is clear at §483.102 that PASRR is required for all individuals who apply to or reside in a Medicaid-licensed nursing facility
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SNF
Mar 8, 2018
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.
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Level I, Level II
Mar 8, 2018
All individuals applying to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility (NF) must be screened for both mental illness and intellectual disability.
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Resident Review
Mar 8, 2018
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.
Webinar
Mar 2, 2018
March 2018 PASRR Webinar Topic: PASRR 101 Speaker: Dr. Ed Kako, director of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Date: Wednesday, February 13th, 2018 Time: 1 - 2:30PM Eastern  
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MDS
Mar 2, 2018
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.
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Specialized Services
Feb 8, 2018
In order to be eligible for federal financial participation (FFP), Specialized Services must be included in the State Plan.
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FFP
Jan 27, 2018
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.
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75% Match
Jan 27, 2018
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.
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Level II, Facilities
Jan 27, 2018
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
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75% Match
Jan 27, 2018
According to §1903(a)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act and 42 CFR 433.15(b)(9), activities th

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