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February 9, 2021

Use of PASRR to Divert or Transition Individuals into Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

This webinar will focus on how states can use a PASRR to divert or transition individuals from nursing facilities into Home and Community-Based Waiver Services (HCBS). If you have any questions or difficulty with registering, please contact PASRR Assist at Takeaways Attendees will: - Understand the context of long-term services and supports (LTSS) in the public health emergency - Understand the history of PASRR. - Understand the role of PASRR for nursing facility diversion and transition Speaker bio: Teja Stokes Teja Stokes provides primary PASRR consultation to the states in the Central CMS Region. Ms. Stokes is the Director of Contracts & Strategic Partnerships for the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS). In this role, she provides a broad range of technical assistance (TA) to states on issues related to Medicaid structure and quality, organizational success strategies, and effective service modalities. Ms. Stokes’ nearly 30 years of experience in home and community-based services (HCBS) program development, implementation, quality, and policy provides the understanding and expertise to support state authorities and contract providers in developing and managing PASRR programs. Before joining NASDDDS, Ms. Stokes served as a Director in the Government Health and Human Services division at IBM Watson Health where she led many federal and state projects aimed at providing direct technical assistance in HCBS, Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR), beneficiary engagement and quality of care. She has held various positions within Virginia state government, where she supported Medicaid policy development, community-based behavioral health services, and provision of developmental disabilities services. Ms. Stokes offers more than 25 years of experience in change management, including quality improvement, process mapping, strategic planning, process improvement, and group facilitation helping community-based service systems advance quality outcomes for people receiving integrated services and supports.

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