Nursing Home Diversion and Transition Program


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment

~~“The purpose of this program is to ensure that nursing home placements for DMHAS clients (or DMHAS-eligible clients) are necessary, appropriate, and safe.  Preadmission Screening Resident Review (PASRR) is an integral part of the program.   The program focuses on two specific goals: (1) Reducing inappropriate admissions of DMHAS clients to nursing homes; and (2) Transitioning nursing home residents with a mental illness back to the community with support services.  To accomplish these goals, DMHAS funds Nurse Clinicians, and Case Managers located at agencies identified below, who work directly with community providers, nursing home staff, and hospital discharge planners. There is ongoing collaboration with the state's Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project and the Medicaid Home and Community-based Waiver for Persons with Serious Mental Illness (WISE Program).”

  • Department of Education
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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