If the BIMS nor the CPS Staff Assessment is completed, how is the resident’s cognitive level determined under PDPM?



If BIMS nor the CPS Staff Assessment is not completed the resident would be classified under PDPM as cognitively intact. If the resident has a cognitive impairment, the cognitive impairment is not considered. An IPA assessment can be completed to capture the cognitive impairment in this scenario.


Blog by Jessica Cairns, RN, RAC-CT, CMAC, Proactive Medical Review

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