State Listing of our Assessment Programs

Outstanding services across the country

We conduct assessment services in the following states:

California

Connecticut

Indiana

Iowa

Maine

  • Overview of Assessing Services Agency (ASA) Support

    Agency:  State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS)

    We manage Maine's Statewide Assessment Services Agency, which is an integrated service for assisting individuals across a range of support programs, including Long Term Care (LTC), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF), among others.

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  • Long-Term Care (LTC) Advisory

    The Long-Term Care (LTC) Advisory is an assessment that provides advice to the individual and family/guardian to determine if the person is eligible for possible facility admission, or in-home services funded through MaineCare or state funded home-based care programs. Individuals choosing to enter a nursing facility must have this type of assessment to comply with the State statutes unless entering under skilled care.

  • Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR)

    We perform onsite evaluations for individuals suspected of having a mental illness, through the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) program.

    The primary goal of this federally mandated assessment is to determine whether the nursing home is the appropriate placement for individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities or developmental disabilities. PASRR also works as a critical function to help match individuals with the care and services they need.

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  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

    Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is an injury to the brain that results from trauma, infection, vascular lesions, or anoxia. It can result in physical, behavioral or mental dysfunction affecting an individual’s ability to function independently. This evaluation requires a neuropsychologist evaluation and completion of the Mayo Portland Adaptability Inventory and Health and Safety tool to determine medical eligibility for specialized ABI services eith in the facility setting or at home.

  • Other Related Conditions (ORC)

    Other Related Conditions (ORC) constitute Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, or other condition besides mental illness which found to be closely related to Intellectual Disability, resulting in impairment or general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior, similar to that of persons with Intellectual Disabilities and requires similar treatment or services.

    The State of Maine requires a Medical Eligibility Determination assessment and completion of the BMS 99 to determine an individual’s medical eligibility for services under the Other Related Conditions Waiver. The program provides community integration through existing natural supports and community relationships, such as Care Coordination, Home Support, Community Support, and Work Support.

  • Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF) / Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

    Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF) are specialized facilities for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD), or other related conditions, who require care and services above the level of room and board but not that of a hospital or skilled nursing facility. Medical eligibility requires a physician certification that the person have a need for at least 8 hours of licensed nurse supervision per day. The focus of these facilities is to assist individuals to reach their maximal level of functioning capabilities, with healthcare and rehab services while providing 24 hour care.

Mississippi

Nebraska

New York

North Dakota - Department of Human Services

North Dakota - Medical Services Division

  • Overview

    Agency:  North Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS), Medical Services Division

    Since 2003, we have partnered with the DHS Medical Services Division to provide evaluation services for multiple programs, that currently include the following:

  • PASRR Level I, Level II and Level of Care

    We partner with the DHS Medical Services Division to perform Level I, Level II and Level of Care (LOC) onsite evaluations for the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) program.

    PASRR is performed on individuals who are applying to, or residing in, Medicaid-certified nursing homes. The main objective of this federally required assessment is to determine whether the nursing home is the appropriate placement for individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities or developmental disabilities.

    PASRR also works as a critical function to help match individuals with the care and services they need.

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  • Money Follows the Person

    We partner with the DHS Medical Services Division to conduct the initial screening for eligibility (Level of Care) and makes determinations regarding denials for this transition program.

  • Children with Medically Fragile Needs

    This waiver covers children with high medical needs. Ascend reviews Level of Care screens and notification letters are sent to all parties.

  • Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

    The PACE program offers services for individuals living in the community. We review Level of Care screens and send notification letters to all parties.

  • Personal Care

    Personal Care provides services associated with activities of daily living to individuals living in the community to help them maintain independence. We review screens to determine Level of Care needed and provide notification letters to all parties.

  • Home and Community Based Services

    This program offers services to provide an alternative to institutional placement for individuals with defined needs. We perform Level of Care screens and sends notification letters to all parties.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

    The TBI waiver provides services to individuals who have TBI and who would otherwise be eligible to be admitted to a nursing facility. We perform annual Level of Care screens and send notification letters to all parties.

  • Under 21 Psychiatric Services

    We conduct and manage Certificate of Need review and decisions for admissions of children under age 21 with mental health and substance abuse diagnoses seeking admission or continued stays in acute psychiatric and residential treatment centers. In addition, we conduct elective, emergency, and retrospective utilization reviews for persons under the age of 21.

    Resources:

    Access resources and tools for North Dakota's Under 21 Psychiatric Services 

  • Medical Long Term Care Utilization Review

    We perform Medical Long Term Care Utilization Review (admission and continued stay reviews) for several other services provided by the State of North Dakota.

Ohio

Oregon

Tennessee

Virginia

Wisconsin