PASRR - Resources

These resources are for professionals involved in preadmission screening and resident review.

Policy memos

These memos were issued by the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS), the predecessor to the Division of Care and Treatment Services (DCTS). This guidance remains current and should be followed.

Rules and regulations Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Civil Rights.

Information on the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act.

2009 Wisconsin Act 281 (Wis. Stat. § 50.08): Informed consent is required before administration of psychotropic medication to a nursing home resident who has degenerative brain disorder

DHS forms

Medicaid information

ForwardHealth Update 2008-43: Policy changes for PASRR Level 1 and nurse aide training/testing (PDF)

ForwardHealth Update 2009-42: Revised forms for nursing facilities (PDF)

F-01012: Reimbursement Request for a PASRR Level I Screen

Medicaid Handbook Topic #3189: Specialized Services

Nursing homes are also eligible for a $9.00 per member, per day supplement to the nursing home's daily rate for members with a serious mental illness who have been determined by the PASARR to require specialized services. Payments are made quarterly and are reflected on the nursing home's RA.

This supplemental reimbursement is available for members who are not developmentally disabled and only for those days on which the member is in the facility and receiving specialized services, so therapeutic and hospital bedhold days do not qualify. There is no supplement to the daily rate for the developmentally disabled members because of the funding sources for specialized services, including the Medicaid nursing home formula.

F-01104: Specialized Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (SPRS) Monthly Roster

ForwardHealth Update 2017-04: New policy for nursing homes regarding developmentally disabled level of care assignments

F-01020: Nursing Home Care Determination Request


Court decisions

Wyatt v. Stickney (U.S. District Court)

Olmstead v. L.C. (U.S. Supreme Court)

National resources

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DHS PASRR contacts

Donna Wrenn

Last Revised: December 27, 2018