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Library: Policy

317:35-19-8. Pre-admission screening and resident review

Revised 9-1-19

(a) Federal regulations govern the State's responsibility for Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) of individuals with mental illness and intellectual disabilities. PASRR applies to the screening or reviewing of all individuals for mental illness, intellectual disability, or related conditions who apply to or reside in a Title XIX certified nursing facility (NF), regardless of the source of payment for the NF services and/or the individual's or resident's known diagnoses. Individuals referred for admission to a NF must be screened for a major mental disorder, diagnosable under the most current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The NF must independently evaluate the Level I PASRR screen regardless of who completes the form and determine whether or not to admit an individual to the facility. If an individual is admitted inappropriately, the NF is subject to recoupment of Medicaid funds and penalties imposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Federal financial participation (FFP) may not be paid until results of any needed PASRR Level II evaluations are received. PASRR is a requirement for nursing facilities with dually certified (both Medicare and Medicaid) beds. There are no PASRR requirements for Medicare skilled beds that are not dually certified, nor is PASRR required for individuals seeking residency in an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID).

(b) For Medicaid applicants, medical and financial eligibility determinations are also required.

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