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Webinar
Aug 14, 2015
The September 2015 PASRR webinar "PASRR Specialized Services in the Medicaid State Plan: Washington's State Plan Amendment" will occurr on Tuesday, September 8th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). 
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Federal Regulations
Jul 21, 2015
When individuals apply for admission to a nursing home and are screened by PASRR, they cross a boundary of sorts from one kind of provider setting into another kind of provider setting – typically, from the hospital where they have been admitted to the world of PASRR screeners and evaluators, and...
Webinar
Jul 16, 2015
The August 2015 PASRR webinar "The Interface between PASRR and the Home and Community Based Services Final Rule" occurred on Tuesday, August 11th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Sherry Snyder Lerch of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center.
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Personnel
Jul 7, 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 July 7, 2015.  
Webinar
Jul 2, 2015
The July 2015 PASRR webinar "The State of Telemedicine in Mental and Behavioral Health" ocurred on Tuesday, July 21st, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Latoya Thomas, who works with the American Telemedicine Association. 
FAQ
Intellectual Disability, Federal Regulations, Testing
May 15, 2015
There is a common misconception about this. The simple answer is "no" -- a test of intllectual functioning is not required. Here's the reasoning, broken down into its components:
Webinar
May 12, 2015
The June 2015 PASRR webinar "PASRR and the Olmstead Puzzle: Important Messages for State Agency Leadership" ocurred on Tuesday, June 9th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).  The webinar was presented by Frank Tetrick and Julie Stanley, consultants with the PASRR Technical Assistance Center. 
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Categorical Determinations
May 4, 2015
This template is designed to help you amend your State Plan to change the way categorical determinations are defined. Drafted by Dan Timmel at CMS, it simplifies the process of drafting a State Plan Amendment and will help you ensure that any changes to the State Plan comply with PASRR regulations.
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).  The webinar was presented by Ed Kako, Director of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center. 
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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
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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.
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.
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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.

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