ATTN: All federally certified nursing homes
Wisconsin’s Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) process remains in place.
Federal law requires that all people requesting admission to a Medicaid certified nursing facility must be screened to determine the presence of a mental illness and/or an intellectual disability.
A PASRR Level I screen must be completed on every individual entering a Medicaid certified nursing facility. An individual suspected of having a mental illness and/or an intellectual disability should be referred for a PASRR Level II screen. Information on referral process is available on the DHS website.
To prevent a backlog of screens, review all current or new residents to determine if a PASRR-related condition exists.
Residents may be isolated in their rooms due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which may increase symptoms of anxiety and depression. Monitor residents carefully for mental health concerns and refer them for PASRR Level II screening as needed.
Contact Donna Wrenn with questions or concerns regarding Wisconsin’s PASRR process.