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Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR)

PASRR is a federal requirement mandating that individuals seeking admission to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility be screened for indications of serious mental illness and/or developmental disability prior to admission, and then again on a systematic basis following a significant change in their condition.

The purpose of PASRR regulations is to ensure that individuals with long-term care needs are placed in the setting that is most appropriate for their needs. Nursing facilities are ultimately responsible for ensuring that PASRR requirements have been met prior to facility admission. More information about PASRR in Ohio can be found in the following resources:

Preadmission Screening and Resident Review Training - An introduction to the basics and requirements of PASRR. This training provides a broad overview of the PASRR process in the state of Ohio.

Most Common Scenarios Chart: PASRR and Level of Care (LOC) - This tool can be used to determine what form needs to be processed for an individual seeking nursing facility admission or currently residing in a nursing facility related to PASRR and LOC.

PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) - Find information about webinars, Frequently Asked Questions, national reports, federal laws and regulations and sample tools related to PASRR.

The following state agencies also provide PASRR resources and information on their websites. The information found on the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities websites is specific to serious mental illness and developmental disabilities, respectively.

Questions about PASRR?

For more information, questions, comments or concerns about PASRR, email PASRR@medicaid.ohio.gov.

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