PreAdmission Screening (PAS) is to prevent premature or unnecessary placement in a nursing facility whose long-term care needs do not require nursing facility level of services or can be more appropriately met through in-home and community-based services.
Objectives of PAS are:
- To identify individuals who are “at-risk” of institutionalization and meet the state’s criteria for nursing facility placement;
- To provide a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s needs;
- To ascertain whether alternative services are available in the community that would be more appropriate than care in a nursing facility at not more than the cost of placement in a nursing facility;
- To deny entrance to a nursing facility when the criteria are not met, unless an individual is willing to forego eligibility for Medicaid reimbursement for nursing facility per diem cost for a period of up to one year from the date of admission to a nursing facility; and
- To meet the requirements of the PAS-portion of Indiana’s PASRR program.
PreAdmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) is an additional screening by a mental health facility for individuals that have any type of mental illness or developmental delay. This determines if an individual needs any type of specialized services while in a nursing facility.
To make a referral for Nursing Facility Placement or Options Counseling, contact Area Five’s PreAdmission Screening department at 800-654-9421 or 574-722-4451.