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May 8, 2018

MDS State Profiles

A PDF copy of the presentation slides is available at the bottom of the page.

Findings of the 2014 and 2015 PTAC national reports point to issues in properly identifying individuals with PASRR conditions residing in nursing facilities. The webinar will describe the importance of using MDS data as a tool in investigating the reasons behind this issue and defining the MDS State Profiles distributed to states in late April 2018. The speakers will discuss the various hypotheses associated with the findings of the MDS data and share practical applications for using the MDS State Profiles in states. The webinar will also highlight the ways in which PTAC can support states’ drill-down of the data and strategies for making PASRR program changes to improve the MDS results.


Ed Kako

Ed Kako, PhD, has served as the Director of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) since 2009. His areas of expertise include: community-based, Medicaid-funded long-term care, balancing Medicaid long-term care systems between institutional and community care, and creation of health and safety-related materials for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those who support them.

Anne Blackfield

Anne Blackfield, JD, is a Health Insurance Specialist for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Division of Long Term Services and Supports. Her position addresses institutional coverage for Medicaid beneficiaries and PASRR.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

There was no commercial support received for this CME activity.

Bibliographic Sources: Please see presentation slides

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