The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has ten Regional Offices (ROs) that provide a local presence necessary to achieve the Center's objectives. Each Regional Office works closely with CMS Central Office as well a number of states (between two and eight) that fall within their...
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 October 10, 2016.
A PDF copy of the transcript for each module is available at the bottom of this page. Module 1: CFR Compliance
The October 2016 PASRR webinar "New Wide-Sweeping CMS Conditions of Participation for Nursing Homes to Support PASRR Requirements" occured on Tuesday, October 18th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). The webinar was presented by Dustin T. Dodson, NHA, MBA.
The September 2016 PASRR webinar "PASRR: A Role in Mental Health Recovery and SAMHSA's Certified Behavioral Health Clinic Initiative" occured on Tuesday, September 13th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). The webinar was presented by Frank Tetrick, consultant with the PASRR Technical Assistance Center.
The August 2016 PASRR webinar "Telling the Person's Story: A Review of the PASRR Assessor's Role" occured on Tuesday, August 9th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). The webinar was presented by Trina K. Moss, MSW of Ascend Management Innovations.
The July 2016 PASRR webinar "OCR Guidance and Resources for Long-Term Care Facilities: Using the Minimum Data Set to Facilitate Opportunities To Live In The Most Integrated Setting" occured on Tuesday, July 12th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). The webinar was presented by Dustin Dodson, NHA, MBA
CMS recently updated its guidance on Specialized Services to clarify that Specialized Services can only be provided while individuals reside in nursing facilities. States are obligated to provide or arrange for the disability-specific services that individuals need while in NFs.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 The June 2016 PASRR webinar "PASRR and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Building Strong Practices for Positive Outcomes" occured on Tuesday, June 14th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). The webinar was presented by Mary Sowers and Eddi Ashby.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 The May 2016 PASRR webinar "Enhancing Well-Being: Medications and Beyond for Elders Living with Mental Illness" occured on Tuesday, May 10th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). The webinar was presented by Lynda Crandall, RN, GNP, President of Lynda Crandall Consulting.
The April 2016 PASRR webinar "Is It Dementia, Delirium or Depression?" occurred on Tuesday, April 12th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).
Statement by Cindy Mann, J.D., before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, on June 22, 2010 on tools for Olmstead planning. It includes a detailed mention of PASRR.
The March 2016 PASRR webinar "Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs: Opportunities for Collaboration" occured on Tuesday, March 8th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).
This webinar was hosted on behalf of the State of Washington to discuss the dementia exclusion for Serious Mental Illness (SMI). Ed Kako, Director of PTAC, and Frank Tetrick, PTAC Consultant, answered questions from Level II Evaluators in Washington about the dementia exclusion for SMI.
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
The February 2016 PASRR webinar "A Trio of Talks about PASRR: ICD-10, MDS, and NAPP" occured on Tuesday, February 9th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).
At PTAC, we regularly scan news reports and research findings on LTSS that may have some implication for the way we implement and monitor PASRR. Attached to this page you'll find a series of scans we've done since the end of 2014.
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.