PASRR Training

Web-based Training

In the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review process, referring entities, nursing facilities, and local authorities have distinct roles and responsibilities. For people to benefit from the PASRR process and thereby receive the most appropriate services, each of these entities must fulfill their roles and responsibilities. Anyone regularly involved in the PASRR process should complete all courses posted on this page. The web-based courses on this page have been approved by HHS for Nursing Facility Administrator continuing education credit. To access and complete all the following online courses, visit the HHS Learning Portal PASRR Training Homepage, create a user login, and follow the instructions to complete the courses.

PASRR Introductory Training

The following courses provide a general introduction and overview to the PASRR process and rules.

PASRR 101 Web-based Training

This course is geared toward nursing facilities and is designed to deliver information about the role nursing facilities fulfill in the PASRR process. This course will focus on the purpose of PASRR, state and federal regulations which govern the PASRR process, types of admissions, screening and specialized services. This course will provide an overview of each aspect of the PASRR process.

To access and complete this free online training, visit to the HHS Learning Portal, create a user login and follow the instructions.

PASRR Rules: TAC Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 19, Subchapter BB

This training discusses the nursing facility responsibilities related to PASRR, found in the Texas Administrative Code Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 19, Subchapter BB.

To access and complete this free online training, visit the HHS Learning Portal, create a user login and follow the instructions.

PASRR Level 1 Training

The following courses focus on roles and responsibilities of referring entities, nursing facilities and local authorities in the PASRR Level 1 Screening.

PASRR Referring Entity Training

PASRR referring entities include anyone who refers a person to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility, including hospitals, attending physicians, legally authorized representatives or other personal representatives selected by the person, family members, or representatives from an emergency placement sources, such as law enforcement, or another nursing facility (when undergoing a change of ownership, or when a person transfers to another nursing facility). This training is designed to give PASRR-referring entities the information, tools and resources needed to successfully complete the PASRR Level I (PL1) screening form, which must be completed for all people seeking admission to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility.

To access and complete this free online training, visit the HHS Learning Portal, create a user login and follow the instructions.

PASRR PL1: Back to Basics

This training reviews the PL1 form in a section-by-section manner. Participants will be asked to take notes on a blank PL1 form as they complete the training. At the conclusion of the training, participants will understand how to complete the PASRR Level 1 screening form and will be familiar with the following PL1 topics: admissions, transfers, discharges, and changes of ownership.

To access and complete this free online training, visit the HHS Learning Portal, create a user login and follow the instructions.

PASRR Evaluation Training

The following course focuses on roles and responsibilities of nursing facilities and local authorities in the PASRR Level II.

PASRR Evaluation: What Nursing Facilities Need to Know

This training explains the PASRR Evaluation and how the PE impacts the nursing facility and the people served in the nursing facility. PL1: Back to Basics should be completed as a prerequisite for this training.

To access and complete this free online training, visit the HHS Learning Portal, create a user login and follow the instructions.

PASRR Specialized Services

The following courses focus on roles and responsibilities of nursing facilities and local authorities in identifying and providing PASRR Specialized Services.

PASRR nursing facility specialized services training

This training explains how to submit a request for pre-authorization of nursing facility specialized services in the Long-Term Care Online Portal on behalf of a resident.

To access and complete this free online training, visit the HHS Learning Portal, create a user login and follow the instructions.

PASRR specialized services for LIDDA service coordinators

This training was created to explain local intellectual developmental disability authority and nursing facility PASRR specialized services to LIDDA service coordinators. After the successful completion of this course, service coordinators will be able to define specialized services, describe each LIDDA and nursing facility specialized service, understand how specialized service recommendations are made, make recommendations for specialized services, and understand LIDDA responsibilities to monitor all specialized services. To access and complete this free online training, visit the HHS Learning Portal, create a user login and follow the instructions.

PASRR in the Nursing Facility

This nine-module, comprehensive free online course will provide thorough and sustainable education, information and resources that are needed to successfully complete all nursing facility responsibilities related to the PASRR process. In addition, this training will detail the complexities of caring for residents with intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental illness, or both.

This online course has been approved by HHSC for seven hours of continuing education credit for social workers, LPCs, LMFTs, LNFAs, nursing facility activity directors, QIDPs, CNAs and licensed psychology professionals.

To access and complete this free online training, visit the HHS Learning Portal, create a user login and follow the instructions. 

Instructor-led Training

For information on scheduling the following instructor-led courses, local authority staff should contact the appropriate IDD Services trainer listed in this PDF document. Note that nursing facility providers and staff are welcome to attend these trainings with permission of the office hosting the training.

PASRR for Service Coordinators

The purpose of this training is to describe the responsibilities of a LIDDA related to PASRR for people diverting from admission or transitioning from nursing facilities.

PASRR for Service Coordinators — PL1 Screening and PASRR Evaluation

The purpose of this training is to describe the initial process of PASRR and completing forms associated with this process. The goal of this training is to learn how to accurately complete the PASRR Level 1 Screening form and the PASRR Evaluation form.

Previous Conferences

2017 PASRR Services in Texas Conference

PASRR Specialized Services

This presentation defines and discusses the benefits of specialized services and the efficient delivery of such services.

Understanding PASRR PL1

This presentation discusses the basics of PL1 screening, the role of the referring and receiving entities in making sure no one with suspected IDD/DD is overlooked, coordination between the referring and receiving entities and the different types of nursing facility admissions.

Transition and Diversion

This presentation discusses transition and diversion services.

Assessments

This presentation discusses how to use PASRR assessment tools for evaluating nursing facility residents.

Best Practices in Serving Individuals Who Have Positive PASRR Evaluations

This presentation discusses best practices for record keeping of PASRR-positive residents, what quarterly meetings cover, and how to merge care plans and quarterlies.

Regulatory Services and PASRR

This presentation discusses PASRR-specific nursing facility tags and regulations.

Archived PASRR Webinars

The following webinars focus mainly on the roles and responsibilities of nursing facilities on a variety of PASRR topics. They are administered by HHS and are archived on the SimpleLTC site. Check back frequently as additional webinars will be posted.

PASRR: What You Need to Know Now

This webinar provides the latest PASRR training, including recent and upcoming enhancements to the PASRR program, and PASRR issues commonly faced by nursing facilities. FAQs, presentation handouts and slides are also available. Access this webinar on the SimpleLTC site.

What you Need to Know Now About PASRR

These webinars discuss the latest PASRR information directly from HHSC, including how to manage common PASRR issues and concerns at your facility, and updates to the PASRR requirements. Access this webinar on the SimpleLTC site.

PASRR IDT

This webinar discusses the PASRR Interdisciplinary Team meeting documentation requirements and the interdisciplinary team form. Access this webinar on the SimpleLTC site.

PASRR Specialized Services

PASRR specialized services include habilitative therapies, durable medical equipment and customized manual wheelchair. This pre-recorded webinar discusses the difference between rehabilitative therapy and habilitative therapy and provides examples. Access this webinar on the SimpleLTC site.

PASRR Teleconference Calls/Presentations

Webinars and/or informational calls focusing on PASRR are available for LIDDAs and nursing facilities.

PASRR Technical Assistance Calls

HHS provides a series of PASRR update webinars and/or informational calls for LIDDAs and nursing facilities. These hourlong sessions are designed to address the common questions and concerns as identified by nursing facilities and/or HHS. Register for a PASRR technical assistance call webinar or view an archived webinar.