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PDPM Webinar Series 3- Depression & Cognition: Navigating PHQ-9 and BIMS Interviews
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Depression & Cognition: Navigating PHQ-9 and BIMS Interviews

When: March 19, 2019
2:00 PM
Where: Webinar
United States
Presenter: Select Rehabilitation
Contact: Allison Ciborowski

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Under PDPM, a patient’s cognitive status is assessed using either the Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) and in cases where the BIMS cannot be completed, a Staff Assessment for Mental Status is completed. Additionally, the PHQ-9 on the MDS, is used to assess a patient for depressive symptoms. For many years, providers have completed both of these sections of the MDS without giving them much thought past the impact they had on care planning. Under PDPM, these sections of the MDS will drive reimbursement for the Speech Therapy Case Mix and the Nursing Case Mix. In this training program, subject matter experts will offer a review of these two sections followed by examples of how cognition and depression, if not captured accurately, will affect reimbursement at the provider level. Daily facility processes and strategies for streamlining data collection with this new reimbursement model will be discussed.


  1. Describe how key areas of the MDS including the BIMS and PHQ-9 are calculated and scored
  2. Identify documentation requirements in the medical record to support MDS scoring
  3. Illustrate how the variables of cognition and depression will affect payment at a facility/provider level
  4. List key facility practices for redesign under PDPM

In order to obtain Nurse and NHA CE Credits for this session:

  • The learner must register & attend webinar individually – groups of participants cannot be accommodated
  • The learner must be logged into the webinar for the entire time
  • The learner must complete a session evaluation at the conclusion of the webinar and within 7 calendar days of the CE activity

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