Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR)
What to expect of your assessment
This assessment helps decide if a nursing facility is the best place for a person with a behavioral, intellectual or developmental disability.
What is PASRR?
Screening for PASRR is federally required for everyone who is admitted to nursing facilities certified by the Medicaid program - even for individuals who do not receive Medicaid benefits. It addresses three areas:
Does the individual have a behavioral, intellectual or developmental disability?
What setting would best meet the individual's needs? This may be in the community, in a nursing facility or in a hospital.
What disability-related services are needed by the individual?
Prepare for your PASRR
PASRR is a federal program requiring a brief screening whenever an individual seeks admission to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility from the community or hospital. This assessment, known as a Level I, is conducted to determine if there are any indications of mental illness or intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD). If there are none, then the individual may enter the nursing facility directly. MAXIMUS provides the tools to conduct this screen in some states.
- When does a Level II PASRR take place?
If, after the Level I is reviewed, there are indications of any mental illness or IDD, then MAXIMUS is notified that a face-to-face PASRR Level II evaluation is necessary. We work closely with hospitals, providers, etc. to coordinate these evaluations with minimal delay or stress on the individual. MAXIMUS immediately dispatches an evaluator who schedules a meeting with the individual to perform the evaluation. The PASRR interview generally takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour.
- Who will participate?
- What will happen the day of the interview?
- Where will the interview take place?
- What topics does the PASRR cover?