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This section contains resources to help states improve the quality of services and their PASRR processes.

The enclosed 2019 report (below) is the 8th State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures PTAC has produced. The report was prepared by the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), a partnership between IBM Watson Health and Mission Analytics Group, under contract to CMS. This report also includes two new analyses. The first examines the prevalence of problematic behavioral symptoms among PASRR-identified individuals compared with NF residents who have not been
PASRR-identified. The second details the prevalence of dementia among individuals with an SMI. People with primary dementia and secondary SMI are statutorily excluded from PASR identification (Section 1919(e)(7)(G)(i).

2019 PASRR National Report

This webinar will help attendees understand how state Medicaid/Mental Health/Intellectual Disability PASRR Authorities and Nursing Facilities can effectively partner to advance quality of care for nursing facility residents with PASRR conditions.

Partnering for Quality of Care: State PASRR Authorities and Nursing Facilities

Webinar

This webinar will highlight the most common questions state authorities have raised when requesting technical assistance regarding PASRR program operations. The webinar will be based on the historical record of PTAC technical assistance in the past three years and will include a focus on (1) a wide range of questions related to all phases of the PASRR process, (2) the corresponding technical assistance guidance that is linked to federal regulations, (3) linkages to additional resource information specific to each common question.

Common Questions for PASRR Program Operations

Webinar

The enclosed 2018 report (below) is the 7th State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures PTAC has produced. The report was prepared by the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), a partnership between IBM Watson Health and Mission Analytics Group, under contract to CMS. The results present a snapshot of PASRR programs as of September 2018, with a focus on state PASRR expenditures and on our analysis of PASRR program elements that might influence state expenditures.

2018 National Report: Federal Reimbursement

Report

The September Indiana PTAC webinar is Part II of the broader state initiative to improve its PASRR process. A key feature of their improvement effort is the recognition that PASRR shares many goals associated with the No Wrong Door initiative in the state. The webinar will include discussion on how these two distinct initiatives share common values and goals. The webinar will help states understand the lessons Indiana learned in connecting the NWD and PASRR initiatives.

Indiana PASRR Program Improvements - Part II

Webinar

This webinar highlights how the state of Indiana, with leadership from the Division of Aging (DA), has significantly transformed their PASRR system through a highly collaborative process. From 2014 through 2016, the DA worked with a range of stakeholders to build support for, and ownership of, the new PASRR system, including the state’s Area Agencies on Aging, nursing facilities, the Indiana Hospital Association, advocacy organizations, and other divisions within the Family and Social Services Administration. The stakeholders agreed their objective was “to provide a person-centered PASRR system that effectively and efficiently identifies the most appropriate services and settings.”

Indiana PASRR Program Improvements - Part I

Webinar