This paper builds on the Coverage Learning Collaborative guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on how states can support Medicaid operations and enrollees in times of emergency but focuses on options for addressing Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR)...
The enclosed 2018 report (below) is the 7th State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures PTAC has produced. The report was prepared by the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), a partnership between IBM Watson Health and Mission Analytics Group, under...
For a variety of reasons, including the availability of evaluators, it may not always be possible to perform a complete psychiatric evaluation on an individual before they are admitted to a nursing facility (NF).
A Cost Allocation Plan (CAP) is a narrative description of the procedures that a state will use in identifying, measuring, and allocating costs that it incurs in supporting programs it administers or supervises.
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provides no specific guidance related to retention of PASRR records, but it does make clear that retention of PASRR records is a requirement. The basis of the requirement is addressed in two areas cited a
Although Nursing Facilities (NFs) are primarily responsible for helping individuals transition to the community, PASRR can play a vital role in helping NFs develop individualized plans of care that support successful transition.
To understand what PASRR activities cannot be claimed at the 75% Federal Financial Participation (FFP) match, one must first be clear on what activities are eligible for FFP.
Federal regulations give states the authority to claim FFP for administrative activates associated with the PASRR program included in their State Plan at Part §433.15(a)(9) of the CFR.
According to §1903(a)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act and 42 CFR 433.15(b)(9), activities th
The enclosed 2016 report (below) updates the 2015 Review of State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Policies and Procedures. The report was prepared by the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), a partnership between Truven Health Analytics and Mission Analytics Group, under...
A PDF copy of the transcript for each module is available at the bottom of this page. Module 1: CFR Compliance
The November 2014 PASRR webinar "Managed Care Organizations: Key Partners in a State PASRR Program - The Delaware Experience" occurred on Tuesday, November 18th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).
CMS policy on use of the enhanced match for PASRR is remarkably simple: The enhanced match rate of 75% is intended to help states pay for all activities that support the administration of the federally required program.
PTAC recommends that states not use Social Security Numbers (SSNs), but instead use other unique identifiers.
The March 2014 PASRR webinar "Quality Monitoring in PASRR: Measures and a New Tool" will occurred on Tuesday, March 11th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).
New and updated reports on Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) are now available on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) website.
As part of a larger evaluation of the PASRR program, The Lewin Group wrote a paper that reviews literature concerning PASRR and mental health services for persons in nursing facilities.
This report outlines the findings from the second phase of a two-part study, which involved a national survey of the relevant agencies in all 50 States and the District of Columbia to determine how they have organized and administered Federal requirements under PASRR.
The November PASRR webinar occured on Tuesday, November 12th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). You can download a PDF version of the presentation slides at the bottom of this webpage.
The July 2013 PASRR webinar took place on Tuesday, July 9 at 1PM Eastern (10AM Pacific) and featured Dr. Ed Kako, Director of the PASRR Technical Asisstance Center (PTAC) and Dan Timmel, PASRR policy director at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.