Get the “gold-standard” in resident assessment for your facility

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Now more than ever, it’s important that long-term healthcare professionals have tools that help them perform more safely and efficiently. The Compliance Store offers the dual benefit of supporting resident well-being and professionally enriching facility staff members. The Compliance Store is proud to offer Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified Program (RAC-CT) Workshops through the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN). Offered Aug. 3-5, this webinar series is an excellent tool for LTC professionals to advance their careers and becoming experts in their fields.

The workshops will be taught by Donna Adendorff, research and development consultant for The Compliance Store. She has more than 30 years of experience in skilled nursing healthcare. Adendorff is a master teacher credentialed, RAC-MT, through AAPACN. She has been a licensed nursing home administrator since 1993 and has successfully led facilities to improved effectiveness and strategy-driven performance.

Participants do not have to be AAPACN members to attend the online workshops. To register, click here.

Gold standard

According to AAPACN, RAC-CT “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.” It is becoming more common for employers to look for candidates with this certification. According to a certifications survey by Indeed.com, 58 percent of job seekers said earning their Resident Assessment Coordinator – Certified (RAC-CT) helped them get a job.

With so many compliance regulations changing so quickly in recent times, having knowledge of the “gold-standard” in resident assessment in your facility makes sense for strengthening care quality and your bottom line. In 2019, the Office of Inspector General cited failure to develop a comprehensive care plan as No. 5 of the Top 10 deficiencies in facilities nationwide. According to OIG, there were 19,500 deficiencies of this type.

RAC-CT Certification

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 an AAPACN 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.

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.

This workshop covers the following content:

  • MDS Coding for OBRA and PPS, parts 1 and 2
  • OBRA Timing and Scheduling
  • Care Area Assessments
  • Introduction to Medicare Part A
  • Care Planning
  • Accurately Assessing Functional Status

The Compliance Store invites you to join our community of subscribers and take advantage of a unique opportunity to learn more about this topic and so much more. Call us at 877-582-7347.