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Health Services – Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS)

Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS) is a Maryland Medicaid program that provides comprehensive evaluations for aged and functionally disabled adults and children. Evaluations are conducted by a Registered Nurse and/or Social Worker in various community settings. The purpose of an AERS evaluation is to assess an individual’s medical, functional and psychosocial needs and develop a comprehensive, person-centered plan of care, as well as provide recommendations and linkages to additional services. An AERS evaluation may also be conducted to assess an individual’s eligibility for Medicaid programs. 

The plan of care and services recommended by AERS help to enhance an individual’s functionality and safety, allowing them to function optimally in the least restrictive environment.

AERS also performs evaluations for the federally mandated program, PASRR (Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review), for clients who have an Intellectual Disability (ID) or Mental Illness (MI).

How to Obtain Services

Who can get services?

  • Carroll County residents who are aged and/or disabled and require support with activities of daily living
  • Carroll County residents who are active Medicaid recipients
  • Carroll County residents who are currently enrolled in Home and Community Based Services under Medicaid
  • Carroll County residents who have an intellectual disability and/or a mental health diagnosis entering a skilled nursing facility.  (PASRR) (Complete PASRR referrals with appropriate documentation should be submitted via fax to 410-876-4959 attention AERS. For additional information and questions regarding Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR), please visit  MDH PASRR website: or BHA PASRR website: ). 

How do I get services?

Call local Maryland Access Point (MAP) located at the Carroll County Bureau of Aging and Disabilities (BOAD) at 410-386-3800 or visit Maryland Access Point



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