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Welcome to the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Training Page!

PASRR is a federally-mandated program applied to all individuals seeking admission to Medicaid-certified nursing facilities, regardless of funding sources.  To complete the instructor-led and online courses listed below, scroll down to select the course title, click the "enroll me" option, follow instructions to create a user name and login, and complete each of the required course steps.

This course is no longer available for student training.

Please, use the one with the FY 2023 designation:

An Overview of the PASRR Process FY 2023

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This on-line course is designed for all local authority PASRR staff.  It provides a basic overview of the PASRR Process by detailing the steps in the PASRR Process from nursing facility admission through the interdisciplinary meeting, including:

  • RE Screening, (PL1) & admission types;
  • PE (ID, DD & MI) factors resulting in positive status;
  • PE Role in sharing info re: community options;
  • Specialized services recommended by PE;
  • Assessments to support IDD Positive PE determination;
  • NF’s IDT Meeting and initial identification of PCSP form.

Once you have completed the course, you must also complete the competency based test before printing your certification of completion.

Please provide your supervisor and/or HR department at your agency with a copy of your certificate.

To take this course, please click on the button below and follow the instructions below the Welcome and course description.

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This course is no longer available for student training.

Please, use the one with the FY 2023 designation:

PASRR PL1 & PE (Instructor-led Virtual Presentation) FY 2023

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To register for this course you must have completed the course "An Overview of the PASRR Process". 

The purpose of this instructor-led presentation training is to explain to local authority staff how to accurately and correctly complete the PASRR Level 1 (PL1) Screening Form and the PASRR Evaluation (PE) Form.

To schedule this instructor-led course, please select the registration link in Step 1, and sign up for one of the dates currently scheduled for your center. If no dates are scheduled for your particular center, please contact your IDD Services trainer.

Upon successful completion of this module, you will earn a certificate of completion and (if applicable) continuing education credit.

To take this course, please click on the button below and follow the instructions below the Welcome and course description.

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This course is no longer available for student training.

Please, use the one with the FY 2023 designation:

Service Planning and Monitoring (Instructor-led Virtual Presentation for Habilitation Coordination) FY 2023

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To register for this course you must have completed the course "An Overview of the PASRR Process". 

This instructor-led/virtual learning course is designed for all local authority habilitation coordination staff,  instructs in the service planning and monitoring required in the PASRR process and includes the following topics:

  • Habilitation Coordination Refusals
  • Community Living Options (CLO) including LIDDA Educational Opportunities
  • Interdisciplinary Team (IDT)/Service Planning Team (SPT) membership & representation
  • Habilitation Assessment (HA)
  • Individual Profile (IP) Form 1063 & Habilitation Service Plan (HSP) Form 1057 development
  • PASRR Comprehensive Service Plan (PCSP) Completion
  • Ongoing follow-along with SPT involvement
  • Special Updates of HSP
  • Quarterly review and revision of the HSP 
Upon successful completion of this module, you will earn a certificate of completion and (if applicable) continuing education credit.

To take this course, please click on the button below and follow the instructions below the Welcome and course description.

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This course is no longer available for student training.

Please, use the one with the FY 2023 designation:

Transition and Diversion (Instructor-led Virtual Presentation for Service Coordination/ECC) FY2023

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To register for this course you must have completed the course "An Overview of the PASRR Process". 

This instructor-led presentation, designed for local authority staff with PASRR transition or referrals responsibilities, instructs in the transition and diversion processes required in the PASRR process and includes the following topics:

  • Duties related to Phases III of HSP
  • Relocation Specialist Referral and MCO involvement
  • Contract/Rule Review of duties related to Pre-Move requirements including slot requests (Diversion & Transition)
  • Contract/Rule Review of duties related to Post-Move requirements. (Diversion & Transition)
  • PSS entries in support of transitions
  • Diversion Plan (1050) completion

To register for this instructor-led presentation, please select the registration link in Step 1 and sign up for a class scheduled at your center. If no dates are scheduled for your particular center, please contact the PASRR IDD-BH Training mailbox at IDD-BHTraining@hhs.texas.gov.

Upon successful completion of this module, you will earn a certificate of completion and (if applicable) continuing education credit.

To take this course, please click on the button below and follow the instructions below the Welcome and course description.

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This comprehensive nine-module online course will provide nursing facility staff with thorough and sustainable education, information and resources that are needed to successfully complete all NF responsibilities related to the PASRR process. In addition, this training will detail the complexities of caring for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental illness, or both.

This online course has been approved for 7.0 hours of continuing education credit by HHSC for the following professions: Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Nursing Facility Administrators, Nursing Facility Activity Directors, Qualified Intellectual Disability Professionals, Certified Nurse Aides, and Licensed Psychology Professionals. HHSC is an approved provider of social work credit. The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TSBSWE) renews approval status to HHSC annually. Current expiration is January 31, 2021. Contact the TBSWE at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/socialwork/. 

Upon successful completion of this module, you will earn a certificate of completion and (if applicable) continuing education credit.

To take this course, please click on the button below and follow the instructions below the General header and course description.

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