Quick tip: Behavioral Symptoms and Cognitive Performance Score

Aug 07, 2019
The Bottom Line

If a resident’s PDPM Nursing Function Score is 11 or greater, then his or her cognitive status will be determined based on resident interview using the BIMS. Item C0500 provides a BIMS Summary Score for these items and indicates the resident’s cognitive performance, with a score of 15 indicating the best cognitive performance and 0 indicating the worst performance. If the resident’s Summary Score is less than or equal to 9, then he or she classifies in the
Behavioral Symptoms and Cognitive Performance category.

If the resident interview using the BIMS was not conducted (indicated by a value of 0 for Item C0100), then
the resident’s cognitive status will be determined based on the staff assessment rather than on the resident
interview.

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