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PASRR: Resources

These resources are for professionals involved in the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review process.

Federal Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Civil Rights.


2009 Wisconsin Act 281 (Wis. Stat. § 50.08): Informed consent is required before administration of psychotropic medication to a nursing home resident who has degenerative brain disorder

ForwardHealth Update 2008-43: Policy changes for PASRR Level 1 and nurse aide training/testing (PDF)

ForwardHealth Update 2009-42: Revised forms for nursing facilities (PDF)

F-01012: Reimbursement Request for a PASRR Level I Screen

ForwardHealth Update 2017-04: New policy for nursing homes regarding developmentally disabled level of care assignments

F-01020: Nursing Home Care Determination Request

Specialized Psychiatric Rehabilitative Services Reimbursement Rate

Effective July 1, 2022, the Specialized Psychiatric Rehabilitative Services (SPRS) reimbursement rate increased from $9.00 to $23.39 per resident day. This supplemental payment is available to skilled nursing facilities that provide SPRS to residents determined to have a mental illness by a level II PASRR evaluation.

To qualify for the supplemental payment, the nursing facility must address the SPRS on the resident care plan. The care plan must be reviewed and updated annually, or more frequently at a change in status, to reflect changes in the resident’s need for mental health services.

To maintain eligibility for the supplemental payment, an initial level II PASRR evaluation must be completed, and a resident review must be completed every two years thereafter. This level II PASRR evaluation must indicate nursing facility placement is appropriate and SPRS is needed.

For more information, review the Wisconsin Medicaid Methods of Implementation for Nursing Home Payments Rates for July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023 available on the ForwardHealth Resources for Skilled Nursing Facilities webpage.

F-01104: Specialized Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (SPRS) Monthly Roster

Need to contact a county PASRR liaison? Go to the PASRR: County Liaisons page.

PASRR contractor

Behavioral Consulting Services is Wisconsin's PASRR contractor. 

All referrals for Level II screens should be faxed to Behavioral Consulting Services. Use one of these fax numbers:

  • 262-376-0920
  • 262-376-0925
  • 262-376-0927
  • 262-376-0945

Referrals for Level II screens may be sent via encrypted email. Contact Behavioral Consulting Services for more information on how to do this. 

If you need to mail documents to Behavioral Consulting Services, use the following address:

Behavioral Consulting Services
PO Box 953
Grafton, WI 53024

For help, call 262-376-1223 or email (do not send protected health information directly to this email address).

Department of Health Services PASRR Email Address

If you have questions or concerns regarding the PASRR, email the Division of Care and Treatment Services. Provide information about the challenge you are experiencing and who should be contacted if a response is necessary. Identify if any health or safety risks are involved in the situation. 

National PASRR resources

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Last revised February 4, 2023