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March 11, 2014

Quality Monitoring in PASRR: Measures and a New Tool

The March 2014 PASRR webinar "Quality Monitoring in PASRR: Measures and a New Tool" occurred on Tuesday, March 11th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).

The webinar was led by Dr. Ed Kako, Director of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and Dan Timmel, PASRR policy director at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

You can download a PDF version of the presentation slides at the bottom of this webpage.

Synopsis of the Topic:

Quality monitoring has become an important component of many Medicaid programs. The regulations that govern Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) do not require quality monitoring. Nonetheless, robust quality monitoring programs would help states to run PASRR programs that are more effective and more person-centered. In this webinar, we will review a set of useful quality measures and introduce an Excel-based tool that states can use to track these measures. The measures we will review are likely to become mandatory for PASRR in the future. By attending the webinar, state staff and PASRR vendors can get an early start on gathering, reporting, and acting on these data.


Ed Kako
Dr. Ed Kako is the Director of the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and has several years of experience providing technical assistance around PASRR policy.

Dan Timmel
Dan Timmel is the PASRR policy director at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Dan has twenty years of experience in public health and clinical social work including a period of teaching at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

There was no commercial support received for this CME activity.

Objectives - After attending this program, participants should be able to:

Understand the general principles of quality monitoring.
Summarize examples of quality monitoring in the Medicaid program.
Understand the rationale for quality monitoring measures in the PASRR program.
Understand and use an Excel-based tool for quality monitoring in PASRR.
Statement of Disclosure

All faculty/speakers, planners, abstract reviewers, moderators, authors, co-authors and administrative staff indicated they had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Bibliographic Sources: Please see presentation slides

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

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