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

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Tool
Personnel
Aug 23, 2016
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 August 23, 2016.  
Webinar
Aug 17, 2016
The September 2016 PASRR webinar "PASRR: A Role in Mental Health Recovery and SAMHSA's Certified Behavioral Health Clinic Initiative" will occur on Tuesday, September 13th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). 
Webinar
Aug 1, 2016
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. 
Webinar
Jul 6, 2016
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
FAQ
Facilities, Specialized Services
Jun 29, 2016
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.
Article
Federal Regulations
Jun 29, 2016
Overview
Webinar
May 13, 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.
Webinar
Apr 25, 2016
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.
Webinar
Dementia
Apr 4, 2016
The April 2016 PASRR webinar "Is It Dementia, Delirium or Depression?" occurred on Tuesday, April 12th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). 
Laws & Rules
Olmstead, PASRR Services
Mar 11, 2016
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.
Webinar
Mar 8, 2016
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). 
Webinar
Feb 26, 2016
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.
Report
Level I
Feb 26, 2016
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
Webinar
Jan 28, 2016
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). 
Newsletter
LTSS Scans
Jan 28, 2016
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.
Report
MDS
Jan 28, 2016
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:
Report
Level II, Level I, Mental Illness
Jan 27, 2016
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.
Webinar
Dec 3, 2015
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.
Webinar
Dec 3, 2015
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.
Tool
PASRR Services, Intellectual Disability
Oct 27, 2015
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.

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