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.
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 June 16 2016.
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.
The January 2016 PASRR webinar "Why Is Grandma Screaming? Improving Quality of Life in Long Term Care" occurred on Tuesday, January 12th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). The webinar was presented by Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist and Quality Management Consultant.
The December 2015 PASRR webinar "Quality Improvement and PASRR" occurred on Tuesday, December 8th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). The webinar was presented by Andrea Womack, Director of Quality and Independent Contractor Services for Ascend Management Innovations.
This is a copy of the Washington State Plan Amendment (SPA) that added developmental disability (DD) services to the set of Medicaid-financed Specialized Services available to individuals in nursing homes.
The November 2015 PASRR webinar "Screens to Detect Common Behavioral Health Conditions" occured on Tuesday, November 10th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). The webinar was presented by Richard Sanderson, Director and CEO of Integrated Health Initiatives, LLC.
The October 2015 PASRR webinar "Recent Findings from Analyses of Level I Screens and the Minimum Data Set (MDS)" occurred on Tuesday, October 13th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). The webinar was presented by Ed Kako, Director of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).
The September 2015 PASRR webinar "PASRR Specialized Services in the Medicaid State Plan: Washington's State Plan Amendment" occurred on Tuesday, September 8th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).