Expert MDS and QAPI Training

Check out our upcoming MDS seminars, get ready for QAPI with our AADNS QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) Prep Workshops, and meet some of our expert instructors.

Melanie

Melanie Tribe-Scott, RN, RAC-MT, QCP

RAC Master Teacher

Melanie has over 20 years of experience in Long Term Care and has held a variety of positions - including CNA, Charge Nurse, Assistant Director of Nursing, MDS Coordinator, and Clinical Reimbursement Specialist.

Melanie is passionate about person centered care and resident advocacy.  She has been a RAC-CT since 2011 and is also a Certified QAPI Professional.  Melanie has consulted for several long term care facilities and has  provided educational programs with Rhode Island Health Care Association on topics such as nursing documentation, MDS coding, and Quality Measures.

Linda Winston

Linda J. Winston, RN, MSN, BS, QCP-MT, DNS-MT, RAC-CT

QAPI Certifed Master Teacher

Linda has been a nurse with over 30 years, with almost 15 years as a Director of Nursing. Linda has filled many roles in the long-term care setting, including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator and administration.

Linda’s focus on improving resident care has driven her to a leadership role in the areas of the survey and certification processes, resident assessment, and clinical approaches to the improvement and prevention of skin alterations.

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Barbara Bates, RN, MSN, RAC-CT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT

QAPI Certifed Master Teacher

Barbara's 35 year nursing career included 10 years as a Director of Nursing in an upstate NY veterans home and a specialty in psychiatric nursing for psychogeriatrics, as well as extensive experience in nursing administration and facility management.

As a nursing educator and consultant, Barbara is a Gold STAMP facilitator and coach in MDS 3.0 and  Resident Assessment, Care Area Assessments and Care Planning, Survey Preparation, Survey Deficiency Correction, Exceptional Care Planning, Restorative Nursing, Pressure Ulcer Program assessment and Safe Patient Handling.

Nursing Home Administrators Seminar: Are You Positioned to Succeed?
March 6, 2018 in Weston FL

Register Online at signatureeventsny.com/events

Are you positioned to succeed?

MDS Consultants invites Nursing Home Administrators to a one-day Continuing Education Seminar, approved for 6 NHA CEUs by CE Broker, The Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators and NAB.

Five experts will speak on topics addressing the success of nursing homes, including:

  • A Pocket Guide to Assessing Your MDS System for Compliance - Gloria Brent, RN, President/CEO, MDS Consultants
  • Same Pills, Smaller Bills - Saul Greenberger, LNHA, Founder/VP of Strategic Accounts, PharmScript
  • How Nursing Homes Can Avoid Employee Lawsuits - Joel J. Greenwald, Esq.,  Managing Partner, Greenwald Doherty LLP
  • A Peek into the Future of Connect Care - Kevin Whitehurst, Senior VP of Skilled Nursing Solutions, Matrixcare
  • Technological Innovations and the Ever Changing World of Healthcare - Peri Avitan, CCI, Healthcare Systems Group

The event is free, although reservations are required.  The seminar includes a kosher continental breakfast and lunch.  Parking is available on the premises.

Where: Bonaventure Resort & Spa - 250 Racquet Club Road, Weston FL 33326
When:  March 6, 2018
Course: Nursing Home Administrators Seminar - One Day Workshop
Cost: Free - Reservations Required
CE: 6 NHA CEUs by CE Broker, The Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators and NAB

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RAC-CT Certification: AANAC Live Workshop
March 20-22, 2018 or September 18-20, 2018 in Rochester NY

Register Online at AANAC.org

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

AANAC’s Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified (RAC-CT®) is the distinguishing characteristic of an expert in resident assessment. AANAC’s RAC-CT program has long set the national standard for skilled nursing facility PPS and MDS education.

More and more employers are requesting RAC-CT certified applicants in their jobs postings as it has become the mark of professionals who are committed to their career and residents.  In this program, you will immerse yourself in clinical assessment and care planning, completion of MDS, and the regulatory body surrounding the RAI/MDS process.

Where: St. Ann's Community, 1500 Portland Avenue, Rochester NY 14621
When:  March 20 - 22, 2018  or  September 18 - 20, 2018
Course: AANAC RAC-CT Certification - Three Day Workshop
Cost: $575 for AANAC Members | $775 for Non-Members
CE: 22.5 CE's through AAPACN accredited by ANCC and in conjunction with NAB

More information below.

QAPI Training: AADNS QCP Prep Workshop
October 25-26, 2017 in Rochester NY

Register Online.  Discounted registration fee for this event only! Register online with promo code: QCP102517 to receive the $75 discount.

The comprehensive QAPI Certified Professional Prep Course takes you step-by-step through the five QAPI elements, enabling you to complete Application Activities that will help you evaluate where you are today, where you need to be, and how best to get there with QAPIs.

This course was developed by AANAC's sister association the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS) and prepares you to take the QCP certification exam.

Where: Fairport Baptist Home, 4646 Nine Mile Point Road, Rochester NY 14450
When:  October 25th and 26th
Course: AADNS QCP Prep Workshop
Cost: $350 for AANAC Members, $650 for non-members with PROMO CODE
CE: 15 CE's through AAPACN accredited by ANCC and in conjunction with NAB

Understanding Quality Measures
October 18, 2017 - Private Event

Understanding Quality Measures and how each person can make a difference.

Call (954) MDS-3-ADL to bring "Understanding Quality Measures" to your facility!

Medicare - Skilled Versus Custodial
September 27, 2017 - Private Event

Private Seminar for a Maryland Hospital.

Call (954) MDS-3-ADL to bring "Medicare - Skilled Versus Custodial" to your facility!

AANAC RAC-CT Workshop

The Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified (RAC-CT) education and certification program has long set the national standard for skilled nursing facility PPS and MDS 3.0 education. Constantly reviewed and updated by a team of experts, the RAC-CT program ensures your knowledge of clinical assessment and care planning, completion of the MDS, and the regulatory body surrounding the RAI/MDS process.

  • Navigate tough coding dilemmas with the most current coding and regulatory knowledge
  • Recover reimbursement and avoid overpayment by knowing where to find important MDS data
  • Proactively solve quality pitfalls by recognizing the clues reflected in your Quality Measure and Five Star reports
  • Uncover unique solutions that honor resident preference by synthesizing MDS, CAA, and care plan data into individualized interventions
  • Earn respect in your facility by proving that you are dedicated, capable, and knowledgeable
  • Gain confidence that will enable you to take a leadership role in resident care
  • $575

    Current AANAC member Workshop Registration

  • $775

    Non-Member Workshop Registration

  • $613

    Save $81 when you join AANAC for a one-year membership at $119 and purchase the RAC-CT workshop at $575.

AANAC RAC-CT Certification Workshop - 3 Days

AANAC’s Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified (RAC-CT®) is the distinguishing characteristic of an expert in resident assessment. AANAC’s RAC-CT program has long set the national standard for skilled nursing facility PPS and MDS education. More and more employers are requesting RAC-CT certified applicants in their jobs postings as it has become the mark of professionals who are committed to their career and residents. Constantly reviewed and updated by a team of experts, the RAC-CT program will help you to distinguish yourself as a valuable asset to any long-term care organization. In this program, you will immerse yourself in clinical assessment and care planning, completion of MDS, and the regulatory body surrounding the RAI/MDS process.

Courses Include:

  • MDS Coding for OBRA and PPS
  • RUG IV
  • OBRA Timing and Scheduling
  • Care Area Assessments
  • PPS Timing and Scheduling
  • Introduction to Medicare Part A
  • Care Planning
  • Accurately Assessing Functional Status
  • Five-Star Quality Rating System
  • Quality Measures

Workshop Information:

  • Schedule: 8:00am – 5:00pm - arrive 15 minutes early on the first day
  • Handouts are provided
  • Lunch is provided
  • Access the RAC-CT certification exams in the online AANAClassroom at www.AANAC.org

Nursing Continuing Education Hours

The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN*) is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The RAC-CT 3-day workshop is approved for 22.5 CEs.

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 American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN) is the parent organization to AANAC.

Completion Requirements

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.

Cancellation Policy

AANAC and/or the training partner are not responsible for any fees incurred due to cancellations or postponements. Attendee cancellations must be submitted in writing to the AANAC office via email to workshops@AANAC.org. All cancellations received seven business days prior to the start date of the workshop will be refunded in full, minus a $50 processing fee. Refunds for cancellations received fewer than seven days prior to the start date of the workshop will not be issued, except for an emergency or a visit from State Surveyors. Registration fees cannot be transferred to another AANAC program.

Disclosures

Commercial support provided to AANAC or the training partner has in no way influenced or biased the content of the education activity. AANAC does not endorse commercial products or services within the education program. No AANAC Master Teacher has any conflicts of interest to disclose.