RAC-CT certification is the nationally recognized gold-standard in resident assessment in the long-term care nursing profession. By earning it, individuals have proven their expertise in skilled nursing facility prospective payment system and minimum data set (MDS 3.0) assessment.
To achieve certification, you must complete a series of ten courses that measure knowledge of the MDS 3.0, resident assessment and resident care practices. This includes MDS 3.0 coding, OBRA and PPS scheduling, Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs), Medicare, Care Area Assessments, and care planning. Successful completion of a final examination for each of the knowledge areas demonstrates professional competence and proficiency in accurately completing the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) according to current standards and practices as set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Find out more.