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Changes to PASRR

The Department of Health (DOH) has issued a Dear Administrator Letter notifying nursing homes that effective Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, Ascend, a MAXIMUS company, will be responsible for completing all Level II evaluations for mental illness. Referrals are to be initiated by downloading and completing a New York Preadmission Screen Resident Review (PASRR) Fax Coversheet for the individual being referred for the Level II evaluation. The letter also provides a link to various resources and tools.

The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) remains responsible for PASRR Level II intellectual or developmental disability evaluations. These evaluations are conducted by the local Developmental Disabilities Service Office (DDSO).

Contact: Elliott Frost, efrost@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8832