Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) is a federally mandated program that requires all states to pre-screen all individuals seeking admission to a Medicaid certified nursing facility.
PASRR must be administered to identify:
Individuals with Mental Illness (MI), Intellectual Disability (ID) or Developmental Disability (DD)/ Related Conditions (RC)
Eligibility for Medical Necessity in a nursing facility
Eligibility for Specialized Services
The purpose of the screen is to:
Determine whether an individual identified as having evidence or an indication of mental illness, intellectual disability, or developmental disability.
The purpose of the PASRR Evaluation is to:
Determine if the individual meets a PASRR qualifying diagnosis based on the Code of Federal Regulations
To identify alternate placement options when applicable and to identify specialized services that may benefit the individual
Local Authority (MHMR) refers to agencies that contract with the state to provide services for persons with intellectual, developmental disabilities or a related condition
Resources for PASRR Information: