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AANAC RAC-CT Certification 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 6-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, the regulations surrounding the RAI/MDS process, and managing the PDPM by attending a three-day AANAC Resident Assessment Coordinator—Certified (RAC-CT®) certification workshop. Having the RAC-CT credential behind your name shows you are a knowledgeable and capable MDS professional.

RAC-CT certification is the nationally recognized gold-standard in resident assessment in the long-term care nursing profession. By earning this credential, individuals have shown their expertise in skilled nursing facility prospective payment system and minimum data set (MDS 3.0) assessment.


Master Teacher
Scott Heichel, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-CTA, DNS-CT, CIC, QCP
Director of Clinical Reimbursement
LeaderStat
Scott has over 25 years of healthcare experience and is recognized for his expertise in the RAI process and clinical reimbursement. Scott is a member of AANAC’s (American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination) Expert Advisory Panel, recognized as a Master Teacher through AANAC for their RAC-CT MDS certification courses, and sits on the board as the President of OANAC (Ohio Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators).

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

Dates Location Address Registration
 March 3-5, 2020 Fox Run  41000 W. 13 Mile Road
Novi, Michigan
 Closed
September 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 6 days
4 hours each day
Virtual Training Only Closed
October 27, 28, 29
November 3, 4, 5
6 days
4 hours each day
Virtual Training Only
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 

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
Master Teachers
Linda Winston, RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

A nurse for more than 30 years, Linda has a diversified background in the long-term care setting, in roles
including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator, nursing administrator, and for 16 years as a director of nursing. Linda has a master’s degree in nursing with a focus on education and works as a nurse consultant/educator. She is a master trainer for the American Association Director of Nursing Services certification programs, the Director of Nursing Services (DNS) and QAPI Certified Professional (QCP). Recently, she received the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing’s “Contributor of the Year” award.

Barbara A. Bates, RN, MSN, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT
Barbara has more than 40 years of experience in geriatric psychiatry and LTC nursing, holding management, and administration positions at the Rochester Psychiatric Center as well as the Director of Nursing position at a NYS Veterans Home. Mrs. Bates has a MSN, specializing in Nursing Education, is certified in MDS 3.0, and is a master teacher for DNS-CT and QCP through AADNS. She has spoken nationally for Health Information Network, AANAC, AADNS and Pioneer Network. In 2019 she was awarded the Contributor of Year Award from AAPACN.

Click on "Register" below for more QCP workshop information.
Dates Location Address Registration
November 17, 18, 19 & 20

4 days
4 hours each day

Virtual Training Only Register

 


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. Anyone can attend the workshop but 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 th e Candidate Handbook.

Master Teacher

Colleen Toebe, RN-MSN CWCN RAC-MT
Ms. Toebe’s experience includes critical care, long term care, assisted living and home care. Colleen’s positions include Director of Nursing, Staff Development, Quality Improvement Coordinator, Infection Control, Employee Health, Medicare, and MDS coordinator. She aspires to promote quality of care and has a Six Sigma Green Belt in Health Care.

In addition, Colleen is a MDS and Medicare Master Trainer for the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators. In Ms. Toebe’s role as a Nurse Consultant with Pathway Health Services, she has excelled in her performance in interim leadership roles in long term care and assisted living, developed educational programs, and served as a National Clinical Reimbursement Specialist.

Colleen’s passion is to promote excellence in long term care through education, mentoring, and ongoing quality improvement

Dates Location Address Registration
New Dates Coming Soon 6 days
4 hours each day
 
Virtual Training Only  Opening Soon


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 LeadingAge Michigan.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to Laura@LeadingAgeMichigan.org. Registrants who are unable to attend may send a substitute in their place without penalty. Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to the start date of the workshop will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 14-30 days prior to the start date of the workshop will receive a refund, minus a $250 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 13 days prior to the start date of the workshop except for emergencies or a visit from State Surveyors. State Surveyors must actually be in the building during the dates of the workshop in order to receive a refund, minus a $250 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for no shows or for cancellations due to weather if the workshop itself is not cancelled.

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 ($131/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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