Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR)

Many people with mental illness and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities can safely live in a community setting while receiving the support services they need. Preadmission Screening and Resident Review is a process that helps ensure people who need these supports are only placed in a nursing facility when appropriate.

What is PASRR?

PASRR is a federally mandated program that requires all states to prescreen all people, regardless of payer source or age, seeking admission to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility. PASRR has three goals:

  1. To identify people, including adults and children, with mental illness and/or IDD.
  2. To ensure appropriate placement, whether in the community or the nursing facility.
  3. To ensure people receive the required services for mental illness and/or IDD.

To learn more about the PASRR process, choose the option that best describes who you are:

People & Their Families

Explore opportunities to live in the least restrictive settings.

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Hospital Discharge Planners & Referring Entities

Help patients transition from hospitals and acute-care facilities to the community.

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Nursing Facilities

Provide meaningful care to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and related conditions.

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LIDDAs

Identify people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and related conditions and help ensure they are receiving services and quality care.

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LMHAs/LBHAs

Plan, coordinate, supervise and ensure the provision of mental health services to people with mental illness, ensuring they have access to services.

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PASRR Specialized Service Providers

Help provide habilitative specialized care to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and related conditions living in nursing facilities.

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Communications

Please click here for Provider Communications.

If you need an electronic copy of the document provided at the July 15-16, 2015, training, please send an email to: LAservicecoordination@dads.state.tx.us.