Office of Behavioral Health – Preadmission Screening and Resident Review

Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) is a federal requirement to help ensure that individuals are not inappropriately placed in nursing homes for long term care. PASRR requires that:

  1. All applicants to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility be evaluated for serious mental illness (SMI) and/or intellectual disability;
  2. Be offered the most appropriate setting for their needs (in the community, a nursing facility, or acute care settings);
  3. Receive the services they need in those settings.

The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) - PASRR Program is the Level II PASRR authority that makes placement and services recommendations and authorization for payment for those individuals suspected of having a mental illness wishing to reside in a nursing home.


OBH-PASRR Contact Information

Phone: 225.342.4827

Fax: 1.877.652.4995


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