PASRR Webinar

Event Date(s): Wed, 4/10/2024 9:30 AM - Wed, 4/10/2024 10:30 AM
Location: Zoom

Join LeadingAge Wisconsin for a free webinar designed to address your concerns and answer your questions regarding Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR).

PASRR is a federal requirement established to identify individuals with mental illness and/or intellectual developmental disability to ensure appropriate placement in the community or a nursing facility. In brief, PASRR requires all applicants to Medicaid-certified nursing facilities be assessed to determine whether they might have an intellectual disability or mental illness. This is called a Level I screen. The purpose of a Level I screen is to identify individuals whose total needs require that they receive additional services for their intellectual disabilities or serious mental illness. Individuals who test positive at Level I are then evaluated in depth to confirm the determination of an intellectual disability or mental illness for PASRR purposes. This is a Level II screen. This assessment produces a set of recommendations for necessary services that are meant to inform the individual's plan of care. (PASRR requirements apply only to Medicaid-certified nursing facilities, and do not apply to Medicare-only skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, or community-based residential facilities.)

Join us from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 for our free webinar, which will offer a broad introduction to the Wisconsin PASRR program including: 

  • An overview of PASRR regulations
  • The new Forward Health PASRR portal
  • Purpose of PASRR, Level 1 screens
  • Short-term exemptions
  • Level 2 evaluations
  • PASRR determinations
  • Appeals
  • Specialized services

By the conclusion of this webinar, participants will have a better understanding of the PASRR process and new ForwardHealth PASRR Wizard.

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Marina Olivencia is a Nursing Home IT Analyst with the Bureau of Rate Setting in the Division of Medicaid Services, Department of Health Services. Marina has worked with Medicaid and/or Medicare in some capacity for close to 25 years in either the State or Federal government.  

Bryan Harms is a Qualified Mental Health Professional and Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional with Behavioral Consulting Services, Inc., the current PASRR Contractor for the State of Wisconsin. Bryan has worked with BCS for over 15 years and has almost 25 years of experience working with individuals with mental illness and intellectual disabilities.

Jean Kaske, Ph.D., is the founder and Executive Director of Clinical Services at Behavioral Consulting Services, Inc. She has over 40 years of experience working with individuals with mental illness and developmental/intellectual disabilities. She has 36 years of experience completing PASRR Screens.

Zoom Access Details:

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Meeting ID: 834 6772 3846

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