Preadmission Screening (PAS)

Preadmission Screening (PAS) is a process that requires all applicants to Medicaid-certified nursing facilities to be screened to determine whether they have a severe mental illness.

This is to ensure individuals with severe mental illness are not placed into a level of care that does not meet their needs. The PAS process also ensures that individuals who are evaluated as benefiting from being placed in a nursing facility will have access to all services that meet their needs.

DCHD is the identified PAS agent for DuPage County.