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MDS Essentials 1: An Introduction to RAI Process, OBRA '87, and RAI User's Manual

  • Introduction to RAI Process, OBRA ’87, and RAI User’s Manual Start building a strong foundation of knowledge by understanding how the RAI process drives individualized resident care, reimbursement, and survey outcomes. This session will help you: • Realize the basics and history of the RAI process • Understand the content and how to use the RAI Manual • Identify the importance of MDS accuracy and impact the RAI process has on care plans, quality measures, reimbursement, and survey results

MDS Essentials 2: Coding Sections A, B, C, H, and I

  • MDS Coding Essentials: Sections A, B, C, H, and I Begin your journey through the MDS section-by-section as we explore the intent and rationale of each item. This session will cover five MDS Sections (A, B, C, H, and I) and will start to introduce MDS interview techniques. This session will help you: • Understand the intent, rationale, steps for assessment, and basic coding instructions for each item • Review key definitions that are critical to understanding coding requirements • Realize the basic tips and techniques for completing MDS scripted interviews

MDS Essentials 3: Coding Sections D, E, F, and Q

  • MDS Coding Essentials: Sections D, E, F, and Q Continue your journey through the MDS section-by-section as we explore the intent and rationale of each item. This session will cover four MDS Sections (D, E, F and Q) and will continue to help develop your MDS interview techniques. This session will help you: • Understand the intent, rationale, steps for assessment, and basic coding instructions for each item • Review key definitions that are critical to understanding coding requirements • Delineate basic tips and techniques for completing MDS scripted interviews

Webinar 24/7 Recorded - NACs, Do you know how the Mega-Rule will change your job?

  • The Mega-Rule is a CMS Final Rule that effects many SNF regulations, including person-centered care plans, resident rights, discharge, and PASRR. Several of these changes will impact the role of the NAC. Join us as we breakdown the Mega-Rule and explore which areas will potentially impact the RAI process. We will guide you through understanding these changes and how to best integrate the new regulations into your workflow. This webinar will help you: Understand the basics of the Mega-Rule Detail areas of the Mega-Rule which will have the largest impact on the role of NAC and the RAI process Identify ways to integrate the regulation changes into current processes and workflow Jessie McGill has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Webinar 24/7 Recorded - Breaking News: Technical Specs on Upcoming Changes to the MDS 10.01.17

  • October 1 will be here before you know it, and you’ll want to be prepared for all of the changes to the MDS! In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll get a review of the updates that are to appear in section N and P on the MDS 3.0. More importantly, you’ll also get to see the clinical significance of those new items and what part they may play in the revised and updated restraint, pharmacy services requirements, and person-centered care planning. So join us for a discussion of the technical specs and let’s do some proactive thinking so that October 1 does not sneak up on you! Objectives: Delineate the new MDS 3.0 items in Sections N and P that are to become effective on October 1, 2017. Review specifications as to the item sets impacted by the new MDS 3.0 items. Discuss the importance of and strategies about the new items and the influence they may have on your MDS accuracy.

Webinar 24/7 Recorded - The Final MDS 3.0 RAI Manual is Here

  • This year’s MDS 3.0 RAI User’s Manual update is packed full of changes, from a new item set (the Medicare Part A PPS Discharge Assessment), to nuanced changes in coding related to the new Change in Therapy unscheduled assessment, to an entirely new section in the MDS (Section GG!). These changes are big! The new Section GG, for example, introduces entirely new concepts to the MDS in the form of admission and discharge performance and discharge goals, and terms like “usual performance” and “helper.” In addition to covering the big changes, AANAC will also clarify the numerous miscellaneous changes to chapters 2 and 3. Join AANAC on this webinar to learn what you need to know about the new items and updates.

AADNS Webinar 24/7 Recorded: CMS Prescribes a Nursing Services Facelift: New Regs & Changes of MEGA

  • Don’t get caught with wrinkles; fight back with the DNS checklist for compliance. Twenty-five years in the making, these updated regulations affect several F-tags. With so many changes, it is difficult to prioritize what to tackle first. Join this webinar to gain an understanding of the changes and get the MEGA task list along with tips and strategies for incorporating the changes within the nursing department. This webinar will prepare you with the skills to: •Discuss the implementation phases of regulations including key changes that require planning by the DNS to avoid citations •Delineate between new regulations and clarified regulation, and understand which will need policy and procedures changes •Explore operational strategies to implement the regulation changes according to your facility’s updated policies and procedures

AADNS Webinar 24/7 Recorded: What’s Due When? Mark Your Calendar for Phases 2 and 3 of the SOM Regs

  • The recent changes to the federal regulations affect many moving parts in the SNF for the nurse leader, from infection control procedures to new F-tags. During this webinar, you will learn the specifics of what the new regulation requires of your clinical team, including how Phase 2 requirements impact Phase 3 requirements for items including QAA in relation to QAPI and facility assessment. In addition to a thorough understanding of the implementation requirements, this webinar will provide manageable timelines to help you lead your team through the changes. At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to: - Identify time intensive regulatory requirements that will require substantial planning in advance of the implementation deadlines, such as emergency preparedness, infection control, and antibiotic stewardship - Describe three integral parts of the new regulation including the implementation timeline, required resources, and projected revenue impact - Develop an action plan that identifies key priorities and outlines delegation strategies to meet CMS’s implementation requirements for Phases 2 and 3

AADNS Webinar 24/7 Recorded: The Key to Competency-Based Approach to Staffing

  • Compliance with recent SOM regulations related to staff competency require nurse leaders to tailor a training and education plan for staff specific to their facility’s resident population. The recent updates require not only sufficient nursing staff, but also that staff have the appropriate competencies and skills sets to provide nursing and related services to assure resident safety and attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident, as determined by resident assessments and individual plans of care. In addition, as of November 28, 2017, facilities must link staffing with the required facility assessment, which considers the number, acuity and diagnoses of the facility’s resident population. While the task of ensuring competency-based staffing might seem burdensome there is a bright side. Training and education are often associated with increased staff retention, decreased staff turnover, improved patient/resident outcomes, and a more effective and engaged workforce. This webinar will discuss with key considerations when applying competency-based staffing using the facility assessment. In addition, participants will be given an example of a training/education evaluation plan that will assist in identifying site specific training needs. Participants will be able to: • Compare and contrast competency-based educational offerings with knowledge-based in-service offerings. • List three benefits of providing competency-based staff education. • Develop a facility-specific training/education evaluation plan that will help identify educational needs and the resources needed to offer the education.

AADNS Webinar 24/7 Recorded:Phase 2 Readiness: Bridging Baseline Care Planning with Person-Center

  • The looming November 28 deadline is fast approaching and with all of the regulation changes, there is one that impacts staff logistics more than any other, from preadmission to comprehensive care planning – Baseline care planning. Baseline care planning seems simple, but simple mistakes can easily become low hanging fruit for surveyors to pick for citations. To help you avoid those mistakes, AADNS is offering this 60-minute webinar, where you will gain valuable strategies and planning tips needed to be ready for compliance with the entire 483.21 comprehensive person-centered care planning regulation. We will also explain how care planning overlaps with residents’ rights, professional standards, and resident safety. Get the need-to-know information on baseline care planning; learn how it can fit into your workflow, and how it can bump up your resident satisfaction in person-centered care planning. In this webinar, you will: • Learn the five “must haves” that are required in baseline care planning • Find out how to implement three strategies to enhance current care plan development and workflow to meet the baseline care plan requirements • Discover the elements that link resident rights and facility responsibilities to planning and implementing care and services

AADNS Webinar 24/7 Recorded: The SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP): What’s New for October 1?

  • Thanks to the IMPACT Act of 2014, October 1, 1016 will bring with it significant changes to the MDS requirements. In addition, there will be new quality measures and financial penalties for failure to submit required information to the national database. This session will provide the details SNF administration and staff will need for successful implementation of the new requirements. In this webinar, you will learn the skills to: •Understand SNF QRP and the requirement for cross-setting quality measures •Explain the penalty for failure to submit required information •Describe the purpose and use of the Part A Discharge (End of Stay) assessment •Understand Section GG and recognize that it is very different from Section G •Identify systems and processes needed to implement and manage these requirements

Webinar 24/7 Recorded - Is it Skilled? Managing the Medicare A Benefit

  • IS IT SKILLED? Managing the Medicare A Benefit
    Recording date: July, 2014

    During this 60- minute webinar, AANAC Master Teacher, Judi Kulus, discusses what Medicare A skilled service is and how to determine if a resident qualifies for coverage. Receive straight forward tips to help you manage the process and examples of decision making and documentation requirements. Learn how to better meet the needs of your residents, shore up your coverage system, and minimize the potential for payment denials.

Webinar 24/7 Recorded - Five Ways You Could Be Miscoding Pressure Ulcers

  • Originally recorded on March 21, 2016 Take control of wound healing by learning about pressure ulcer staging to help produce positive wound outcomes. Master assessment skills and learn how to identify pressure ulcers and their accompanying risk factors. This session will arm the novice with strong assessment skills to help identify and stage pressure ulcers and will enhance the skills of those with experience. Help prevent pressure ulcers before they happen by knowing the risk factors Keep your documentation accurate by identifying the correct staging of pressure ulcers Never again question whether you’re correctly coding "present on admission" Understand the anatomy of a pressure ulcer bed by identifying the tissue types that may be present Ensure effective care planning by recognizing the MDS items that trigger Quality Measures for long-stay and short-stay residents

Course Extension: The Five-Star Quality Rating System - C-NE

    • Member: $15.00
    • Non-Member: $15.00
  • Congratulations! Your course extension has been approved. Once you complete your purchase, your course will be extended for an additional 90 days from the date you open/launch it.

RAC-CT - The Five-Star Quality Rating System

  • Upon completion of The Five-Star Quality Rating System, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe how the annual licensing and certification survey impacts the Five-Star Quality Rating System;
    • Explain how the rating for staffing is computed;
    • Review the role of Quality Measures in the Five-Star system;
    • Detail how to proactively institute quality assurance activities to assist in enhancing the Five-Star rating.

    The course was written by Rena R. Shephard, MHA, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT. It was expert reviewed by Jeanne Caruso, RN, Beth Irtz, RN, NHA, Ruth Minnema, RN, MA, Jennifer Pettis, BS, RN, WCC, DNS-CT, RAC-CT, Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, and Lisa Hohlbein, RN, RAC-MT, CDP, CADDCT.

Additional Exam Attempts: The Five Star Quality Rating System - RAC-CT

    • Member: $45.00
    • Non-Member: $45.00
  • Congratulations! Your request for additional exam attempts has been approved. Once you complete your purchase, you will have access to three additional attempts. The exams will expire 90 days after the date you open/launch them. In order to pass the final exam, you need to score an 80% or higher.

RAC-CT - The Five-Star Quality Rating System - Online + PDF

  • Days Available for Download: 90
    • Member: $65.00
    • Non-Member: $130.00
  • Upon completion of The Five-Star Quality Rating System, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe how the annual licensing and certification survey impacts the Five-Star Quality Rating System;
    • Explain how the rating for staffing is computed;
    • Review the role of Quality Measures in the Five-Star system;
    • Detail how to proactively institute quality assurance activities to assist in enhancing the Five-Star rating.

    RAC-CT, online + PDF format. Non-refundable.

    Save 5% immediately and get all 10 RAC-CT courses by purchasing the easy-click online + PDF set!

    The course was written by Rena R. Shephard, MHA, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT. It was expert reviewed by Jeanne Caruso, RN, Beth Irtz, RN, NHA, Ruth Minnema, RN, MA, Jennifer Pettis, BS, RN, WCC, DNS-CT, RAC-CT, Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, and Lisa Hohlbein, RN, RAC-MT, CDP, CADDCT.

RAC-CT - The Five-Star Quality Rating System - Printed Manual

    • Member: $85.00
    • Non-Member: $150.00
  • Upon completion of The Five-Star Quality Rating System, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe how the annual licensing and certification survey impacts the Five-Star Quality Rating System; 
    • Explain how the rating for staffing is computed;
    • Review the role of Quality Measures in the Five-Star system;
    • Detail how to proactively institute quality assurance activities to assist in enhancing the Five-Star rating.

    RAC-CT, printed manual format. Returns & Refunds.

    Save 5% immediately and get all 10 RAC-CT courses by purchasing the easy-click printed manual set!

    The course was written by Rena R. Shephard, MHA, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT. It was expert reviewed by Jeanne Caruso, RN, Beth Irtz, RN, NHA, Ruth Minnema, RN, MA, Jennifer Pettis, BS, RN, WCC, DNS-CT, RAC-CT, Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, and Lisa Hohlbein, RN, RAC-MT, CDP, CADDCT.

Course Extension: The Five-Star Quality Rating System - RAC-CT

    • Member: $15.00
    • Non-Member: $15.00
  • Congratulations! Your course extension has been approved. Once you complete your purchase, your course will be extended for an additional 90 days from the date you open/launch it.

Course Extension: Accurately Assessing Functional Status - C-NE

    • Member: $15.00
    • Non-Member: $15.00
  • Congratulations! Your course extension has been approved. Once you complete your purchase, your course will be extended for an additional 90 days from the date you open/launch it.

RAC-CT - Accurately Assessing Functional Status and the MDS 3.0

  • Upon completion of Accurately Assessing Functional Status and the MDS 3.0, the participant will be able to:

    • Identify the components of overall functional assessment; accurately code Section G, Functional Status, on the MDS;
    • Identify which Care Area Assessments are triggered by specific items in Section G;
    • Understand the process of determining an appropriate, resident-directed approach to care-planning functional status;
    • Describe how functional status is used in the survey process to trigger further investigation of decline in residents;
    • Describe how the ADL score is calculated for RUG-IV using the late-loss ADLs from the MDS 3.0.

    The course was written by Rena R. Shephard, MHA, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, and Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT. It was expert reviewed by Cynthia Fronning, RN-BC, RAC-CT, Carol Maher, RN-BC, RAC-CT, NS, and Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT.

Additional Exam Attempts: Accurately Assessing Functional Status - RAC-CT

    • Member: $45.00
    • Non-Member: $45.00
  • Congratulations! Your request for additional exam attempts has been approved. Once you complete your purchase, you will have access to three additional attempts. The exams will expire 90 days after the date you open/launch them. In order to pass the final exam, you need to score an 80% or higher.

RAC-CT - Accurately Assessing Functional Status and the MDS 3.0 - Online + PDF

  • Days Available for Download: 90
    • Member: $65.00
    • Non-Member: $130.00
  • Upon completion of Accurately Assessing Functional Status and the MDS 3.0, the participant will be able to:

    • Identify the components of overall functional assessment; accurately code Section G, Functional Status, on the MDS;
    • Identify which Care Area Assessments are triggered by specific items in Section G;
    • Understand the process of determining an appropriate, resident-directed approach to care-planning functional status;
    • Describe how functional status is used in the survey process to trigger further investigation of decline in residents;
    • Describe how the ADL score is calculated for RUG-IV using the late-loss ADLs from the MDS 3.0.

    RAC-CT, online + PDF format. Non-refundable.

    Save 5% immediately and get all 10 RAC-CT courses by purchasing the easy-click online + PDF set!

    The course was written by Rena R. Shephard, MHA, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, and Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT. It was expert reviewed by Cynthia Fronning, RN-BC, RAC-CT, Carol Maher, RN-BC, RAC-CT, NS, and Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT.

RAC-CT - Accurately Assessing Functional Status and the MDS 3.0 - Printed Manual

    • Member: $85.00
    • Non-Member: $150.00
  • Upon completion of Accurately Assessing Functional Status and the MDS 3.0, the participant will be able to:

    • Identify the components of overall functional assessment; accurately code Section G, Functional Status, on the MDS;
    • Identify which Care Area Assessments are triggered by specific items in Section G;
    • Understand the process of determining an appropriate, resident-directed approach to care-planning functional status;
    • Describe how functional status is used in the survey process to trigger further investigation of decline in residents;
    • Describe how the ADL score is calculated for RUG-IV using the late-loss ADLs from the MDS 3.0.

    RAC-CT, printed manual format. Returns & Refunds.

    Save 5% immediately and get all 10 RAC-CT courses by purchasing the easy-click printed manual set!

    The course was written by Rena R. Shephard, MHA, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, and Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT. It was expert reviewed by Cynthia Fronning, RN-BC, RAC-CT, Carol Maher, RN-BC, RAC-CT, NS, and Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT.

Course Extension: Accurately Assessing Functional Status - RAC-CT

    • Member: $15.00
    • Non-Member: $15.00
  • Congratulations! Your course extension has been approved. Once you complete your purchase, your course will be extended for an additional 90 days from the date you open/launch it.

Accurately Assessing Pain and the MDS 3.0 - Reference Manual

    • Member: $49.00
    • Non-Member: $99.00
  • Make sure there’s always a facility expert on site (even when you’re not) with an AANAC reference library. Each of our manuals are reviewed and vetted by a team of experts to ensure the information is accurate. Purchase the Accurately Assessing Pain and the MDS 3.0 reference manual to help your team:

    • Describe the scope of the pain problem in long-term care facilities;
    • Differentiate between acute and chronic pain;
    • Describe the physiology of pain transmission;
    • Identify barriers to optimal pain management;
    • Describe the impact of the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) guidelines on pain assessment and management in the long-term care setting;
    • Outline the key components for effective pain assessment;
    • Identify nonverbal pain behaviors useful for assessing pain in the cognitively impaired resident;
    • Develop strategies to enhance resident comfort and satisfaction through the use of pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions;
    • Demonstrate how to use an equianalgesic reference guide for opioid dosage titration through a case study approach.

    The Accurately Assessing Pain and the MDS 3.0 reference manual is not associated with any AANAC certification program. If you are interested in participating in certification, please purchase a qualifying-course format: online, online + PDF, or printed manual.

Accurately Assessing for Physical Restraints and the MDS 3.0 - Reference Manual

    • Member: $49.00
    • Non-Member: $99.00
  • Make sure there’s always a facility expert on site (even when you’re not) with an AANAC reference library. Each of our manuals are reviewed and vetted by a team of experts to ensure the information is accurate. Purchase the Accurately Assessing for Physical Restraints and the MDS 3.0 reference manual to help your team:

    • Prevent the need for physical restraint usage;
    • Learn tactics that keep residents safe from restraint-related injury and complications;
    • Understand how restraints are documented within the MDS 3.0;
    • Find out the positive outcomes of avoiding restraint use within the facility.

    The Accurately Assessing for Physical Restraints and the MDS 3.0 reference manual is not associated with any AANAC certification program. If you are interested in participating in certification, please purchase a qualifying-course format: online, online + PDF, or printed manual.

Course Extension: Accurately Assessing for Physical Restraints and the MDS 3.0 - C-NE

    • Member: $15.00
    • Non-Member: $15.00
  • Congratulations! Your course extension has been approved. Once you complete your purchase, your course will be extended for an additional 90 days from the date you open/launch it.

Additional Exam Attempts: Accurately Assessing for Physical Restraints and the MDS 3.0 - RAC-CT

    • Member: $15.00
    • Non-Member: $15.00
  • Congratulations! Your request for additional exam attempts has been approved. Once you complete your purchase, you will have access to three additional attempts. The exams will expire 90 days after the date you open/launch them. In order to pass the final exam, you need to score an 80% or higher.

Additional Exam Attempt Fee

    • Member: $15.00
    • Non-Member: $15.00
    • Three additional attempts are included with this purchase
    • The exams will expire 90 days after the date opened/accessed
    • A passing score is 80% or higher