CMS Posts Training Videos for Completing the BIMS and CAM Assessments for the MDS

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​​​​The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released video tutorials to assist providers in Skilled Nursing Facilities with standardized data assessment guidance and assessment strategies for the cognitive assessment known as the Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) and the cognitive assessment known as the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM©). AHCA recommends that providers share this information with clinical team members responsible for resident assessment and MDS coding. 

The BIMS video tutorial (here​) is approximately 22 minutes in length and is designed to provide targeted guidance for accurate coding using live-action patient/resident scenarios.

The CAM© video tutorial (here) is approximately 25 minutes in length and is designed to provide targeted guidance for accurate coding using live-action resident scenarios.

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the SNF Quality Reporting Program Help Desk​.