• February 18, 2020 - February 20, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Courtyard by Marriott, 320 Rocky Run Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware, 19803, United States


Courtyard by Marriott
320 Rocky Run Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19803

Event Phone: 1-800-768-1880

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Online registration begins 90 days before class and ends 5 days prior. Payment must be received upon arrival or before the workshop begins.
Cost is $600 for AANAC Members or $800 for Non-Members. Enrollment and registration is directly with AANAC.

What You’ll Learn

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.

Our Master Teacher – Melanie Tribe-Scott

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 and has been a member of AANAC since 2010 and has been RAC-CT® certified since 2011; and is now a RAC Master Teacher, a member of AADNS and is a Certified QAPI Professional.Melanie Tribe-Scott

Why Take This Course?

  • Understand the six different payment models under the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), and much more
  • 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

Courses Included:

  • MDS Coding for OBRA and PPS, parts 1 and 2
  • Documentation requirements in a Skilled Nursing Facility for the Advanced Medicare Specialist
  • OBRA Timing and Scheduling
  • Care Area Assessments
  • Introduction to Medicare Part A
  • Care Planning
  • Accurately Assessing Functional Status
  • Five-Star Quality Rating System
  • Quality Measures
  • Managing PDPM in the SNF

Workshop Details

  • Schedule: 8:00am – 5:00pm – arrive 15 minutes early on the first day
  • Handouts are provided
  • Lunch is provided
  • Your workshop registration includes access to the 10 RAC-CT certification exams. To earn the credential, you must pass the final exams with a score of 80% or higher. You will have 90 days from the date the exams are launched before they expire.
  • The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education 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.