Frequently Asked Questions
A PASRR, or Pre-Admission Screening Resident Review, is a federally mandated process to determine if an individual meets nursing facility level of care; has a mental illness or developmental disability/intellectual disability diagnosis; and to see if the client needs specialized services to treat their mental health or developmental issues and reduce behavioral symptoms that necessitated admission to a nursing facility.
||Why do we complete a PASRR on clients entering into a nursing facility?
The PASRR procedure was established to protect the civil rights of individuals with mental illness, intellectual disability, or a developmental disability being considered for nursing facility admission. PASRR ensures that the client is being placed in the least restrictive environment and that the client's service needs are adequately met.
||Who requires a PASRR prior to admission to a nursing facility?
Any individual that is applying to a Medicaid Certified Nursing Facility that has a diagnosis of mental illness, intellectual disability and/or developmental disability. The process begins by completing and submitting a Level I form to the OBRA PASRR Office.
||Where do I obtain the Level I form
Contact the OBRA PASRR Office at (800)548-2188 or (334)242-3946. You may also complete the Level I form online at http://www.mh.alabama.gov/pasrr