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January 14, 2020

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

Slides for this webinar will be available at the bottom of the page for download.

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.


Attendees will:

• Understand the definition of quality of care and the core components that contribute to quality of care.
• Understand the federal PASRR and Nursing Facility regulations that focus on quality of care.
• Understand the regulations that link state PASRR authority and Nursing Facility quality of care interests.
• Understand the role state PASRR authorities play in helping Nursing Facilities develop and maintain quality-oriented plans of care.
• Understand the role state PASRR authorities and Nursing Facilities have in promoting continuity of care during the nursing facility stay and upon transition to the community.


Dustin Dodson

Dustin Dodson began his healthcare career as an assistant social worker for a long-term care nursing home in Texas. Dustin continued as director of social services at a large nursing home in Colorado where he gained a working knowledge of resident-related services, including the PASRR process. He soon became a licensed nursing home administrator in New Mexico where he oversaw a tribal-based nursing home on the Navajo Indian Reservation and provided advisory services to the Indian Health Services health care system. Since 1997, he has worked as a nursing home administrator in Colorado.

In 2015, Dustin became a PTAC consultant. Through this work, he published The MDS: A Primer for Data Users. Additionally, he has conducted several webinars and has served as the CMS Region V PTAC consultant. Over his career, Dustin has also overseen the training of nursing facility and hospital case managers on the required elements of completing PASRR Level II screening tools and how to appropriately interpret the results.

There was no commercial support received for this CME activity.

Bibliographic Sources: Please see presentation slides

Copyright: All faculties in this activity have given their permission for publication.

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