Position Yourself for Success With RAC-CT Certification – St. Louis

Nurse Walking Down Hospital Corridor
  • 12/9/2019 – 12/11/2019
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Attending Speaking

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, which includes Patient-Driven Payment model curriculum. 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 resident assessments. 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:

  • Managing the Patient-Driven Payment Model in a Skilled Nursing Facility for the Advanced Medicare Specialist: Understand the six different payment components, and much more. 
  • 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

Nursing Continuing Education Hours:

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

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #16860, for 22.5 Contact Hours.

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


  • Jillian Martin, RN, DNS-CT, RAC-CT, RAC-MT, Senior Health Care Consultant


AANAC member rate: $575
Non-member rate: $775
With new AANAC membership: $699

AANAC’s Cancellation Policy:

AANAC and/or the corporate alliance member 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.

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