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March 10, 2020, 1-2:30PM EST

Upcoming WEbinar: PASRR Through a Person-Centered Lens

Webinar Description

This webinar will focus on efforts to make PASRR more person-centered from the framing of the original 1992 rule to more recent rules that make this requirement specific.


Attendees will:

  • Understand how the PASRR process and any recommended specialized services align with the values of person-centered thinking and treatment.

  • Understand how the 2016 Conditions of Participating Rule strengthens the role PASRR plays in developing nursing facility (NF) plans of care and the obligations a NF has to reconcile those recommendations in their plan of care.

  • Understand the linkage of a person-centered PASRR process with state obligations under the Olmstead decision.


Speaker bio

Ed Kako

For more than 10 years, Dr. Edward Kako has specialized in projects to improve the availability, accessibility, and sustainability of home and community-based services (HCBS) throughout the country. As Senior Associate at Mission Analytics Group, he has directed projects to provide technical assistance (TA) for a variety of HCBS programs, primarily those financed by Medicaid. He has helped coordinate and provide TA to states looking to add HCBS programs or enhance existing ones under a variety of Medicaid authorities. He has also worked with the state of Colorado to help streamline their waivers and explore the cost implications of adopting a 1915(k) state plan option. In California, Dr. Kako has worked with the state’s Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) to develop a strategic plan to expand their existing network, and with the State Independent Living Council (SILC) to draft their triennial State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL), which has included options counseling and person-centered planning. Currently he is Mission Analytics’ Project Director for TA to states working to comply with the HCBS Settings Rule and serves as the Director of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center.