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Commonwealth Medicine, Disability and Community Services

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Health Law and Policy | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Mental Disorders


The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 required state Medicaid programs to implement a Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) process, which required every person entering or residing in a Medicaid funded or certified long-term care nursing facility be screened for evidence of serious mental illness, and/or intellectual disability, developmental disability or related conditions, such as autism and cerebral palsy. The PASRR review confirms those individuals with a PASRR-related diagnosis and determines the least restrictive environment to meet their needs, and identifies disability focused services to promote the individuals’ highest level of function and independence.


Medicaid, Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) process, screening, serious mental illness, intellectual disability, developmental disability

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