CMS Issues Proposed PASRR Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule making changes to the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) program. This proposed rule, according to CMS, would “modernize the requirements for PASRR, currently referred to in regulation as Preadmission Screening and Annual Resident Review, by incorporating statutory changes, reflecting updates to diagnostic criteria for mental illness and intellectual disability, reducing duplicative requirements and other administrative burdens on State PASRR programs, and making the process more streamlined and person-centered.”

The rule is not yet published but has been made available before its official publication date, scheduled for February 20th. Comments will be due 60 days after the rule has been officially published. NASDDDS will be providing members with an analysis of the regulation in the near future.

FMI: To read the regulation, go to