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July 14, 2020

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 whose aim is to improve the availability, accessibility, and sustainability of home and community-based services (HCBS) throughout the country. In his capacity as Senior Associate at Mission Analytics Group, he has directed projects to provide technical assistance around a variety of HCBS programs, primarily those financed by Medicaid. For example, he directed technical assistance to states under the Balancing Incentive Program; with a focus on building out participants’ No Wrong Door systems. 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 existing set of waivers and explore the costs implications of adopting a 1915(k) state plan option. In California, Dr. Kako has also 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. He also directed a project to study the implementation of the Department of Labor (DOL) home care rule on the availability of self-directed home care services. He currently serves as the Director of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center. Currently Dr. Kako directs a project for the Administration for Community Living (ACL) designed to help states work with community-based organizations (CBOs) and their partners to increase their business capacity so they can better address social determinants of health.

Dr. Kako hold a PhD in experimental psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MSc in Community and Regional Planning from Temple University.

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