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Certification Programs And Other Workshops

Courses Offered In Partnership With AANAC


Resident Assessment Coordinator—Certified (RAC-CT®)
Certification Workshop

Increase your knowledge of clinical assessment and care planning, completion of the MDS, and the regulations surrounding the RAI/MDS process by attending the three-day AANAC Resident Assessment Coordinator—Certified (RAC-CT®) certification workshop. Having the RAC-CT credential behind your name shows that you are a knowledgeable and capable MDS professional.

This certification is the most widely-recognized and respected MDS 3.0 certification available in the long-term care profession, as well as the mark of nurses who understand more than a paper form—they understand resident assessment.

The workshop will increase your knowledge and skills required to perform accurate assessments using the RAI manual.

This workshop covers the following content from the RAC-CT curriculum:

  • Accurately Assessing Functional Status and the MDS 3.0: Understand the survey process as it relates to assessment or functional status
  • Care Area Assessments: Identify the 20 care areas, documentation, requirements, and timing for completion
  • Care Planning: Improve your critical thinking skills and understanding of interim and “I Format” care plans so your residents have every opportunity to thrive while doing what they love in a way that works for them
  • Five-Star Quality Rating System: Understand how the annual licensing and certification survey impacts your facilities Five-Star Quality Rating System
  • Medicare Part A: Navigate your facility through government audits by helping other teammates capture the right assessment information and knowing what MDS documentation auditors will ask for when they arrive
  • MDS 3.0 Coding for OBRA and PPS: Learn how to accurately code the MDS 3.0
  • OBRA Timing and Scheduling: Understand the requirements for scheduling and Timing OBRA-required assessments and how to appropriately use the discharge assessment as well as identifying the criteria for completing the Significant Change in Status Assessment
  • PPS Timing and Scheduling: Review scheduled and unscheduled assessments requirements and transmission to the national QIES and ASAP systems databases
  • Quality Measures: Understand the components of each Quality Measure score calculation and the facility processes necessary to achieve good scores
  • Resource Utilizations Group IV: Utilize the RUG-IV system to ensure all of your residents are getting the level of care they require and that your facility is being fairly paid for the care and services it provides
Resident Assessment Coordinator—Certified (RAC-CT®) Certification Workshops
Dates Location Address Registration
March 14-16, 2017 Novi Novi Lakes Health Campus
41795 Twelve Mile Road
Novi, Michigan 48377
Closed
July 18-20, 2017 Grand Rapids St. Ann's
2161 Leonard Street North West
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
Closed
September 19-21, 2017 Mount Pleasant Courtyard Mount Pleasant at Central Michigan University
2400 East Campus Drive
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858
Closed

AANAC RAC-CT Re-certification

For more details regarding re-certification, click here.

Medicare University Workshop

Medicare compliance is a vital part of your facility's ongoing success, and AANAC's Medicare University workshop is designed to help you reach that goal. This in-depth course will help you manage the reimbursement system, navigate audits, avoid risky practices, and help you stop drowning in confusing and changing regulations.

By complementing your nursing expertise with a thorough understanding of Medicare processes and procedures, you'll consistently earn accurate reimbursement for the care you provide and be able to help your residents thrive.

This workshop will increase your MU knowledge:

  • Understand Medicare benefits, eligibility, and the difference between Part A, B, C, and D
  • Share the concepts of SNF skilled services, payment structures, and consolidated billing
  • Define the qualifications and requirements for both Part A and B therapy
  • Understand the Medicare claim review and provider appeal processes
  • Gain confidence in the documentation process
  • Comply with billing requirements and understand the principles of the Beneficiary Notification Initiative

This workshop covers content from the following MU curriculum for skilled nursing facilities:

  • Medicare
  • The Prospective Payment System
  • Part B Therapy
  • Medical Review
  • Medicare Documentation
  • Consolidated Billing
  • The Beneficiary Notice Initiative
  • SNF Billing Requirements and PPS Consolidated Billing
Disclosure

The Medicare University Workshops do not provide or offer certification.

Medicare University Workshops
Dates Location Address Registration
June 20-22, 2017 East Lansing The Willows at East Lansing
3500 Coolidge Road
East Lansing, Michigan 48823
Closed

AANAC Membership

To take advantage of the AANAC Member rate, registrants must provide a legitimate AANAC Membership number while registering. Registration forms that do not include the registrant's AANAC membership number will be charged the non-member rate for this course. To become an AANAC Member ($119/year) and take advantage of the discounted registration rate, please sign up on-line at www.AANAC.org. After you have become a member with AANAC, you will then need to return to www.LeadingAgeMI.org to register to attend the course. If you have questions about your AANAC membership, please call AANAC directly at (800) 768-1880. You do not have to be an AANAC Member to complete the program.


Courses Offered In Partnership With AADNS & AANAC


QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) Prep Workshop

An effective QAPI process and program will take you beyond compliance and enable your facility to truly transform the care you provide residents. Increase your knowledge by attending a two-day QAPI education workshop that will help you prepare for the comprehensive QCP certification exam.

To implement quality assurance and process improvement (QAPI) strategies in long-term care effectively, you need strong nurse leadership. To achieve that leadership, follow the QAPI principles taught in this course to help you fulfill your mission to provide the best possible care and quality of life for your resident.

Your QAPI certification--

  • Proves your expertise to implement the scientific QAPI process
  • Inspires your team to be involved in the QAPI program
  • Shows you’re a leader in your facility by investing in your QAPI knowledge
  • Keeps you marketable in the competitive long-term care nursing field

Workshops are taught by individuals who go through rigorous requirements to become Master Teachers and who are experts in the field.

The workshop covers content from the QAPI courses for skilled nursing facilities:

  • Design and Scope
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Feedback, Data Systems, and Monitoring
  • Performance Improvement Projects
  • Systematic Analysis and Systemic Action

Note: The QCP certification exam is sold separately for $99 (member)/$198(non-member). Upon purchase, you will have access to the examination in the online Classroom.

Who should enroll?

  • Directors of Nursing Services
  • QAPI Managers
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Nurse Managers
  • RNs and LPNs
  • Social Service Directors
  • Activities Directors
  • Staff Development Directors
QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) Prep Workshops
Dates Location Address Registration
April 26-27, 2017 Okemos Ingham County Medical Care Facility
3860 Dobie Road
Okemos, Michigan 48864
Closed

Director of Nursing Services-Certified (DNS-CT) Prep Workshop

Take your leadership and management talents to the next level with a preparatory workshop for AADNS’s Director of Nursing Services—Certified (DNS-CT) certification. Earning this credential validates your expertise, gives you the advantage among your peers, and helps you improve quality, communication, and resident care throughout your facility.

The DNS-CT credential from AADNS shows that you have the leadership and management skills and knowledge to excel as a DON. Certification indicates that you have met nationally recognized standards of expertise for directors of nursing services in long-term care, that you are up-to-date with the rules and regulations, and that you can lead and nurture your team.

This three-day workshop will complement your nursing expertise with leadership and management skills. Workshops are taught by individuals who go through rigorous requirements to become Master Teachers and who are experts in the field.

This workshop covers the following content from DNS-CT courses for the nurse leader:

  • Leadership & Management
  • Risk Management
  • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
  • Human Resource Management
  • Survey Readiness 24/7/365
  • Survey Management and Enforcement
  • Quality Indicator Survey Essentials
  • Essential Business Skills
  • MDS and Medicare Process Essentials
  • Care Management and Surveillance Systems

Note: The DNS-CT Certification Examination – the DNS-CT exam is sold separately for $198 (member)/$396 (non-member). Upon purchase, you will have access to the DNS-CT certification exam in the online Classroom.

The DNS-CT credential is perfect for directors of nursing services, nursing home administrators, vice presidents of clinical services, and other long-term care professionals with management responsibilities. To earn the credential, you must be an RN and pass the DNS-CT certification examination with a score of 80% or better.

Director of Nursing Services-Certified (DNS-CT) Prep Workshops
Dates Location Address Registration
October 10-12, 2017 Okemos Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2209 University Park Drive
Okemos, Michigan 48864
Closed

AADNS Membership

To take advantage of the AADNS Member rate, registrants must provide a legitimate AADNS Membership number while registering. Registration forms that do not include the registrant's AADNS membership number will be charged the non-member rate for this course. To become an AADNS Member ($199/year) and take advantage of the discounted registration rate, please sign up on-line at www.aadns-ltc.org. After you have become a member with AADNS, you will then need to return to www.LeadingAgeMI.org to register to attend the course. If you have questions about your AADNS membership, please call AADNS directly at (844) 796-9634. You do not have to be an AADNS Member to complete the program.

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