Pre-Admission Screening/Mental Health (PAS/ MH) Services
The PAS/ MH process applies to individuals suspected of having a severe mental illness requesting admission into a nursing facility (NF). In some cases it applies to individuals who already live in a NF and are suspected of having a severe mental illness.
The purpose of the PAS/ MH process is to identify all individuals suspected of having a severe mental illness through a Level I screening process. Those individuals meeting the criteria for severe mental illness are then required to undergo a more extensive evaluation process known as Level II to determine if services provided by a nursing facility are required or inpatient psychiatric services are more appropriate.
If placement is made to a nursing facility, within 10 days of referral, level of care determinations will be made.
If you need assistance, please call (866) 477-8632 or email us by clicking HERE.