March 10, 2020

PASRR Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Webinar Description

This presentation will identify key changes to Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) requirements being proposed in the recently-released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. PASRR is a statutory requirement that states screen all applicants to and residents of Medicaid-certified nursing homes for mental illness and intellectual disability and, when possible, divert or transition these individuals to community placements. The presentation will provide a basic overview of PASRR”s statutory requirements and highlight proposed regulatory changes that support community integration.

*Slides from this presentation will be available below for download.


This webinar will cover:

The major statutory PASRR requirements

Overview of proposed changes in the NPRM:

• Definitions of mental illness and intellectual disability

• Preadmission Screening requirements

• Resident Review requirements

• Specialized services and FFP

• The distinction between PASRR evaluations and NF level of care

• The identification and evaluation (Level I and Level II) process

• Annual reporting

• Implications for HCBS programs

• Implications for Survey & Certification

Speaker Information

Anne Blackfield of CMS and Ed Kako from PTAC will be presenters for this webinar