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CALIFORNIA
Ascend, as MAXIMUS Health Services, contracts with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to perform Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Level II – Mental Illness (MI) evaluations for long-term care populations.

Direct any questions to the California DHCS:
Phone: 916.440.7000
Email: ITServiceDesk@dhcs.ca.gov

 

CONNECTICUT
Ascend provides online Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Level I screening, online Level of Care utilization review for long-term care populations, and onsite, independent PASRR Level II mental health and Level of Care evaluations.

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IOWA
Ascend provides online Level I PASRR screening and onsite, independent PASRR Level II mental health and intellectual/developmental evaluations.

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INDIANA
Ascend contracts to provide online PASRR Level I and Level II IDD screening and online Level of Care utilization review for long-term care populations.

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MAINE
Ascend, working as MAXIMUS Ascend, has been contracted to partner with the State of Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services, through the Office of Aging and Disability (OADS), as manager of its Statewide Assessing Services. This single Assessing Services Agency (ASA) Program will encompass a series of programs, including:

  • Long Term Care (LTC), ABI, ORC, ICF/IDD, GPU
  • Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Assessments

Click here to access tools and resources for Maine ASA

Have questions about the Maine ASA Program? Contact:

Email - General: Ask-MaineASA@maximus.com
Email - Referrals: Maine-ASA@maximus.com
Phone: 833.525.5784
Fax: 844.356.7500

 

MISSISSIPPI
Ascend reviews Level I PASRR screens; provides onsite, independent PASRR Level II mental health and intellectual/developmental evaluations; and performs onsite uniform waiver assessments services using the Inventory for Client and Agency Planning (ICAP).

Click here to access tools and resources for Mississippi PASRR.

Click here to access tools and resources for Mississippi ICAP.

 

NEBRASKA
Ascend provides online Level I PASRR and onsite, independent PASRR Level II mental health and intellectual/developmental evaluations.

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NEW YORK
Ascend contracts to provide online PASRR Level II MI evaluations for long-term care populations.

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NORTH DAKOTA
Ascend provides online Level I Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) screening, online Level of Care utilization review for long term care populations, and onsite, independent PASRR Level II mental health and Level of Care evaluations.  Ascend provides independent Certification of Need and utilization review services for psychiatric programs serving children under age 21.

Click here to access tools and resources for North Dakota PASRR/LOC.
Click here to access tools and resources for North Dakota Under 21.

 

PENNSYLVANIA
Ascend conducts onsite uniform waiver assessment services using the Supports Intensity Scale® (SIS®).  

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TENNESSEE

PASRR Level I & II
Ascend performs Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Level I screens and Level II evaluations on individuals who are applying to or residing in Medicaid-certified nursing homes. This federally mandated assessment process is used to determine whether the nursing home is the appropriate placement for individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities or developmental disabilities. PASRR functions as an essential method to help match individuals with the care and services they need. Ascend also performs nursing facility Level of Care Determinations for all Level II evaluations.

Ascend also conducts onsite uniform waiver assessment services using the Supports Intensity Scale® (SIS®).  

Click here to access tools and resources for Tennessee PASRR.
Click here to access tools and resources for Tennessee SIS.

 

VIRGINIA
Ascend provides onsite, independent PASRR Level II mental health and intellectual/developmental evaluations and onsite uniform waiver assessment services using the Supports Intensity Scale® (SIS®).  

Click here to access tools and resources for Virginia PASRR.
Click here to access tools and resources for Virginia SIS.