What is PASRR?
PASRR is a federally mandated process that Medicaid agencies must oversee and administer in conjunction with the state Developmental Disability authority and the state Mental Health authority.
PASRR regulations require that all individuals seeking admission to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility, regardless of payer source, be assessed for indications of serious mental illness and/or a developmental disability.
PASRR applies to every individual entering or residing in a Medicaid certified nursing facility (NF), regardless of payor source.
The purpose of PASRR is to ensure that individuals seeking admission to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility and residents with serious mental illness or developmental disability are identified, appropriately placed in the least restrictive setting, and admitted or allowed to stay in a nursing facility only if they can be appropriately and adequately served in that setting.