PASRR can be a highly effective advocacy tool or a costly balancing act.
The power of PASRR lies in efficient, quality screening and evaluation.
For programs that are noncompliant with federal standards, cost risks are even greater. Many states struggle to make sense of complex federal standards and strive to make those standards fit within their individual healthcare systems.
In the wake of the Olmstead decision, the New Freedom Initiative, and projects such as Money Follows the Person, questions about the role of PASRR continue to emerge. Across the country, PASRR has gained renewed importance as states leverage their PASRR models to assist with parallel advocacy initiatives while using low-cost solutions for meeting multiple program needs. This blending of initiatives reduces overall costs while meeting many objectives, among them:
- Federal compliance
- Leveraged costs
- Cost offsets
- Improved quality of care and services
DDM Ascend provides expert consultation to address advocacy, efficiency, cost effectiveness, compliance and synergies with other advocacy programs. We work collaboratively with our customers to define individualized solutions that work within their systems of care.