Preadmission Screening & Resident Review (PASRR) – Mandated Changes Webinar — Participant Information

Program Originally Recorded on November 30, 2022.

Get ready for federally mandated changes to the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) process going into effect July 2023. 

This is not a drill! The deadline is set, a new form is in place, and hospitals must start using it in July. Join us and get details directly from the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Hear how DHCS is committed to working with hospitals to ensure timely patient discharge, and learn: 

  • What is in the new protocol 
  • How to use the new form 
  • What to do if a Level II assessment is required 
  • How to schedule training with DHCS 

The PASRR process is not going away, it is changing and the July deadline is firm. Federal law requires that patients likely to go to SNF are assessed before they leave the hospital; this is your opportunity to prepare for the new process and have your questions answered by experts.

Pat Blaisdell, FACHA
Vice President, Policy
California Hospital Association

Pat Blaisdell provides membership support and advocacy for hospital-based post-acute care and case management services, including policy analysis and interpretation, communication with regulatory bodies and third-party payers, and planning and implementation of educational programs. Pat has more than 25 years of experience in hospital and health care management in acute and post-acute settings and has expertise in clinical operations and reimbursement across the post-acute continuum of care.  

Timothy Van Natta, MD, MS, FACS
Clinical Assurance Division Chief
California Department of Health Care Services

Timothy Van Natta is the Clinical Assurance Division Chief for California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Toward the end of a career in academic cardiothoracic and trauma surgery, he became the chief medical officer of Los Angeles County’s Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a post he held from 2013-2016. He has been with DHCS since 2018, serving in succession auditing, managed care, and utilization management roles.