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Master Teacher


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.


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

Updated for PDPM
 
MDS accuracy and understanding of the clinical assessment and care planning processes are more critical than ever, considering the recent change to PDPM. This 3-day AANAC RAC-CT certification training will ensure that you are well prepared to manage MDS data and all its associated tasks.

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®) 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.

Click on "Register" below for more MDS RAC-CT workshop information.

Dates Location Address Registration
2020 Dates Coming Soon Lansing TBD
 Closed
October 15-17, 2019 Mount Pleasant
Comfort Inn & Suites
2424 South Mission
Mt. Pleasant, MI  48858
 Closed
November 12-14, 2019 Grand Rapids Pilgrim Manor
2000 Leonard Street, NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49505
Register

 


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.

Click on "Register" below for more DNS Certification workshop information.
Dates Location Address Registration
2020 Dates Coming Soon Lansing TBD  Closed

 


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
Click on "Register" below for more QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) Prep Workshops
Dates Location Address Registration
2020 Dates Coming Soon Lansing TBD Closed

 


MDS RAC-CTA Advanced Certification Workshop!

For the RAC-CT professionals looking to take their experience to a higher level, LeadingAge Michigan, a training partner with AANAC, introduces the Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified Advanced (RAC-CTA) education program and certification. The RAC-CTA workshop provides advanced principles of clinical reimbursement, Medicare program compliance and integrity, RAI/MDS program integrity, leadership ethical practice, managing medical review, accurate ICD-10 diagnosis coding, advanced strategies for payment oversight and improving a facility's quality measurement in all CMS quality programs.

Is RAC-CTA right for you?
Whether you are a professional in any aspect of MDS and Medicare compliance and oversight or a clinical reimbursement specialist in a regional, state or national consultant position, this program will help you excel as a reimbursement leader. You must hold a current RAC-CT to quality to take the RAC-CTA exam.

Criteria to maintain RAC-CTA certification: These are separate certifications and as such, they each have their own Body of Knowledge. RAC-CT must be maintained as well as RAC-CTA. Learn more about the RAC-CTA Certification by downloading the Candidate Handbook.

Click on "Register" below for more MDS RAC-CTA Advanced Certification workshop information.

Dates Location Address Registration
2020 Dates Coming Soon Lansing TBD Closed


AANAC RAC-CT Re-certification

For more details regarding re-certification, click here.

Electronic Handouts

Participants will be provided a secured PDF of the handouts from AANAC prior to the workshop.

Participant Access to Exams

AAPACN will provide each registered attendee with a login and password for online access to the final certification exam(s) for RAC-CT, RAC-CTA, DNS-CT and QCP. Login and password information is only shared with the attendee registered for the workshop and cannot be distributed to or through the Training Partner.

Cancellation Policy

Attendee cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to Info@LeadingAgeMI.org. Registrants who are unable to attend may send a substitute in their place. Cancellations received more than 30 business days prior to the start date of the workshop will receive a full credit in the form of a gift certificate. Cancellations received 14-30 business days prior to the start date of the workshop will receive a full credit, minus a $250 processing fee. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 13 business days prior to the start date of the workshop except in the case of a visit from State Surveyors. State Surveyors must actually be in the building in order to receive a credit. No credits will be issued for cancellations due to weather if the workshop itself is not cancelled.

AAPACN Membership Discount

Participant must provide a legitimate AANAC or AADNS Membership number prior to the registration to take advantage of the member rate.

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 ($128/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.


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 ($207/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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