Preadmission Screening and Resident Review Service

Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) is a federal requirement to help ensure that individuals with an intellectual disability (ID) or a serious mental illness (SMI) are not inappropriately placed in nursing homes for long term care. PASRR requires that Medicaid-certified nursing facilities:

  1. Evaluate all applicants for serious mental illness (SMI) and/or intellectual disability (ID)
  2. Offer all applicants the most appropriate setting for their needs (in the community, a nursing facility, or acute care settings)
  3. Provide all applicants the services they need in those settings.

The PASRR evaluation is used for the purpose of preventing unnecessary/inappropriate nursing facility admission or retention of those with an Intellectually Disability (ID) or a Severe Mental Illness (SMI) diagnosis.

Eligibility: Any person who is entering a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) that has an ID or SMI diagnosis must be screened.