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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.

10/15/2019 to 10/17/2019
When: October 15-17, 2019
From 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Where: Comfort Inn & Suites
2424 South Mission
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan  48858
United States
Contact: Blake Weller

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

This workshop is appropriate for RNs & LPNs. Once the workshop is completed, nurses will be able to complete the online exams with AANAC to become certified.

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®) 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

Attendees will have to complete online exam for each module taught during the course and score 80% or higher to receive credit. Access the RAC certification exams in the online AANAClassroom at

You have 90 days from the date the final exams are launched to complete and pass them with a score of 80% or higher; upon successful completion, students will receive their RAC-CT certificate in the mail.


Amy Franklin, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT
Amy Franklin is a curriculum development specialist for AANAC’s sister organization, AADNS. In her more than 20 years of healthcare service experience, she has served as corporate compliance officer, clinical consultant (multi-state), survey crisis manager, director of nursing, infection control officer, ICD-10 CM/PCS trainer (AHIMA), and MDS coordinator. She has spoken as a subject matter expert on clinical and reimbursement issues at regional and national levels. Amy is certified as an AANAC and AADNS Master Teacher in all their certification programs (RAC-CT, Medicare University, DNS-CT, and QCP-CT). Her expertise and practice include extensive knowledge of state and federal regulations, quality assurance, and all governmental payers’ reimbursement systems. She is currently devoted to developing and implementing practical, sustainable solutions for clinical and reimbursement systems that will promote high-quality, efficient care.


This program is intended for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Assessment Coordinators, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Social Workers, Health Information Professionals, Dieticians, Administrators and all members of the Interdisciplinary Teams involved in assessment and care planning.

AGENDA (For all 3 days)

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.:
8:00 a.m.:
Workshop Begins
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.:
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.:
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.:
5:00 p.m.
Workshop Concludes


AANAC Member
Information about AANAC Membership is provided below.
*Membership can be purchased with registration fee for an additional $124

AANAC Non-Member

- Handouts will be provided to attendees electronically for this workshop. Students can download the materials to her/his device of choice to bring to the workshop. Students also have the option to download and print the materials. Access information will be sent via email to each student the Friday before each workshop.

- Lunch is provided.
-Exam Included

Space is limited, so you are encouraged to register early.


The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN)* is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAPACN* works in conjunction with the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) to provide nursing home administrators with continuing education credit for any AANAC workshop attended.

The RAC-CT 3-day workshop is approved for 22.5 CEs.

*AAPACN d/b/a American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC)


CEs for the three-day workshop are based upon actual classroom attendance for the duration of the scheduled educational activity verified through sign-in sheets. If a student must leave before the activity is schedule to end or is late arriving, he/she will not receive full CE credit. Partial credit may be awarded. Each attendee, based on sign-in sheets/attendance, will receive the CE certificate upon completion of the education activity. The final certification exams are not a requirement for claiming a CE certification for the workshop.


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 ($124/year) and take advantage of the discounted registration rate, please sign up on-line at After you have become a member with AANAC, you will then need to return to 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.


All pre-registered attendees will receive an electronic confirmationto the email provided during registration one week before the workshop. Participants with questions, special dietary or accessibility needs, please contact LeadingAge Michigan at (517) 323-3687.


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The planners and instructor agree to ensure the content for this educational activity is evidence-based or based on the best-available evidence, and is presented free from bias. There is no conflict of interest and the content does not promote the products or services of any individual presenter or organization.

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