Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering web-based training that provides an overview of the general and key clinical considerations important for conducting standardized cognitive and mood assessments. This four-course series is designed for providers in the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) setting. The courses contained within this training are:
- Course 1: Approaches to Cognitive & Mood Assessments for SNF Providers.
- Course 2: Assessment of Cognitive Function for SNF Providers (BIMS).
- Course 3: Assessing Delirium in the SNF Care Setting (CAM©).
- Course 4: The Resident Mood Interview (PHQ-9©) for SNF Providers.
These courses can be used on-demand anywhere you can access a browser. They include interactive exercises to test your knowledge related to cognitive and mood assessments. While it is intended that the courses be completed in sequential order, you may jump directly to any topic of interest.
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.