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Maximus partners with the State of Ohio to perform Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) assessments.
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- PASRR Connection Newsletter Issue 7 | July 2021
UPCOMING CHANGES TO ASSESSMENT PROCESS
After more than a year of completing virtual Level II assessments, OhioMHAS PASRR will transition to a hybrid assessment model, which includes the option of completing assessments in-person. Decisions on assessment format, either in-person or telephonic, will be determined by the preference of each facility on a case by case basis and are scheduled to begin Thursday, July 15.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH AN IN-PERSON ASSESSMENT
Assessors are taking the necessary steps to prepare for this transition in the safest manner possible, relying on CDC guidelines and best practices.
- Assessors will call in advance to arrange the in-person visit.
- Steps to be taken include the stringent use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during each visit.
- Assessors will work directly with Ascend to submit health assessment forms on any days where an in-person interview is planned.
Have questions about this process change? Please contact the Ohio PASRR Help Desk team for assistance:
Requests for Additional Information
There may be times during a PASRR Level II evaluation where an Ascend staff member or a state reviewer will request additional information to make a determination of an individual's need for nursing facility and/or specialized services. Written notice will be sent outlining specific data elements and other documentation needed. If you receive a request for additional information, please respond within 14 days.
If PASRR does not receive the requested information within 14 days:
- Pre-admission Screening (PAS): admission to a nursing facility is not permitted due to failure to provide information necessary for the completion of the preadmission screening process. [OAC 5160-3-15.1(J)]
- Resident Review (RR): continued stay in the nursing facility is not permitted due to failure to provide information necessary for the completion of the resident review process.
PASRR STAFFING UPDATE
George Pelletier's Retirement
We in the PASRR Bureau acknowledge George Pelletier, who has retired from his role as Quality Manager/Assistant Bureau Chief. He was a member of the PASRR team for more than 8 years, defining the role of the bureau's quality section, and we are grateful for his many contributions. We invite you to join us as we offer our congratulations and best wishes to George, as he turns the page on a new chapter of his life's journey.
INTERNAL STAFFING CHANGES
Rebecca Grimm, MSW, LSW, now serves as the Quality Manager/Assistant Chief to the PASRR Bureau. In addition, Kathryn Smigielski, LISW, now serves as Appeals and Community Options Coordinator, where she will represent the PASRR Bureau in state hearings while continuing her work with community transitions, outreach, and compliance reporting.
PASRR BOARD REPORTS
Upcoming Technical Assistance Training
We are happy to announce an upcoming technical assistance training for our PASRR Report users. Identified staff within each ADAMHS board will receive an invitation with more information about webinar registration and account set-up. If you have any questions, please contact us at:
SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK
Do you have questions about a PASRR-related topic you would like to see covered in a future edition of PASRR Connection, or in a webinar?
Have you hired a new staff person who would benefit from receiving the system overview training?
Are you interested in learning more about how PASRR functions within the mental health population?
Please send all training inquiries or questions to: