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Webinar
Apr 25, 2015
The May 2015 PASRR webinar "About PTAC: Where We've Been and Where We're Going" will occurr on Tuesday, May 12th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). 
Article
Mental Illness
Mar 31, 2015
For many individuals with serious mental illness, antipsychotic medications play an important role in helping them to maintain and improve their mental health, It has been become increasingly clear, however, that antipsychotics are overprescribed, especially to individuals in nursing hom
Article
Intellectual Disability, Related Conditions
Mar 26, 2015
On March 18, 2015, the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) released a Directors Alert Bulletin (DAB 01-2015) highlighting the vital role that state I/DD agencies play in the implementation and success of state PASRR programs.
Webinar
Mar 19, 2015
The April 2015 PASRR webinar "How the PASRR Process Functions within a Nursing Facility" occurred on Tuesday, April 14th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Dustin Dodson of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center.
Tool
Personnel
Mar 13, 2015
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 17, 2015.  
Webinar
Level I
Mar 12, 2015
The February 2015 PASRR webinar "West Virginia's Level I Journey: A Systems Approach" occured on Tuesday, January 13th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Richard Workman.   
Webinar
Dementia
Mar 12, 2015
The January 2015 PASRR webinar "Dementia and PASRR" occured on Tuesday, January 13th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Dr. Timothy Malloy, director of the Geriatric Department of Family Medicine at Nebraska Medicine.   
Webinar
Promising Practice
Mar 3, 2015
The March 2015 PASRR webinar "PASRR in Ohio: A Collaborative Approach" occurred on Tuesday, March 10th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Charles Flowers, Rick Hoover, Terry Watts, and Kim Donica.   
Webinar
Level I, MDS
Feb 24, 2015
The October 2014 PASRR webinar "2014 PASRR National Report: Level I and MDS"  occurred on Tuesday, October 14th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). The webinar was presented by Ed Kako of PTAC and the Technical Assistance Collaborative. 
Webinar
Hospice
Feb 24, 2015
The December 2014 PASRR webinar "Best Practices in Lifespan Respite Systems: Lessons Learned from States and Future Directions" occurred on Tuesday, December 9th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). 
FAQ
Level I, Personnel
Feb 24, 2015
Oversight responsibility for Level I screens rests with the state Medicaid agency, although all involved parties are eligible to conduct the Level I screens, including nursing facilities, the state mental health authority, the state intellectual disability authority, or an independent entity (such...
Workgroup
Specialized Services
Dec 17, 2014
CMS has developed new guidance clarifying state responsibility regarding Specialized Services. In addition to a set of slides detailing these guidelines, the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) launched a work group to support states in their effort to be early adopters of this new guidance.
Article
Housing
Dec 15, 2014
As we all know, PASRR can help to support state Olmstead efforts by ensuring that individuals with serious mental illness, intellectual disabilities, or related conditions are evaluated for the specific services they need.
Report
Level I, MDS
Nov 7, 2014
The enclosed 2014 report (below) updates the 2013 Review of State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures.
Webinar
Managed Care
Nov 4, 2014
The November 2014 PASRR webinar "Managed Care Organizations: Key Partners in a State PASRR Program - The Delaware Experience" occurred on Tuesday, November 18th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).
Webinar
Olmstead
Aug 28, 2014
The September 2014 PASRR webinar "An Overview of Olmstead Planning: Addressing Nursing Facility Placement Issues in the Process"  occurred on Tuesday, September 9th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). The webinar was presented by Kevin Martone of PTAC and the Technical Assistance Collaborative. 
Laws & Rules
Intellectual Disability
Aug 28, 2014
To define an intellectual disability, 42 CFR 483.102(b)(3)(i) incorporates by reference the definition in AAMD's 1983 Manual. Copies of that manual are hard to find. An scanned copy is provided here. Page 11 indicates that a "developmental period" ends at age 18. 
Webinar
Housing, Mental Illness
Aug 6, 2014
The August 2014 PASRR webinar "Supported Housing for People Living with Mental Illness" will occur on Tuesday, August 12th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). The webinar was led by Bob Currie of Tennessee.
Tool
Program Implementation
Jul 6, 2014
Level II Summary of Findings: Mental Illness.  
Tool
MDS
Jul 6, 2014
MDS 3.0 Comprehensive (Annual) Assessment

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