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Medicaid Acronym of the Day – PASRR

Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) is a federal requirement to help ensure that individuals are not inappropriately placed in nursing homes for long term care. PASRR requires that 1) all applicants to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility be evaluated for mental illness and/or intellectual disability; 2) be offered the most appropriate setting for their needs (in the community, a nursing facility, or acute care settings); and 3) receive the services they need in those settings. The PASRR Technical Assistance Center provides information in a variety of formats available from the link below, and offers free individual consultation to any state agency involved with PASRR, from simple questions to intensive on-site review and program design.

Further reading

https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/ltss/institutional/pasrr/index.html

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