2017 Preconference Information and Schedule


RAC-CT® Certification Workshop

St. Louis, MO: Monday, May 1, 2017 - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

RAC-CT certification is the nationally recognized gold-standard in resident assessment in the long-term care nursing profession. By earning it, individuals have demonstrated their expertise in skilled nursing facility prospective payment system and minimum data set (MDS 3.0) assessment.

Master Teacher: Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MT, QCP
Jane Belt is a curriculum development specialist for AANAC. Having been involved in long-term care for more than 40 years, she has served as a gerontological clinical specialist, director of nursing, and nurse consultant. She has a master’s in nursing and is an AANAC Master Teacher. Prior to joining AANAC, Jane was a principal at Plante Moran specializing in senior care operational consulting, certification compliance, reimbursement, corporate compliance, education, and quality assurance/performance improvement. 



RAC-CT Certification Workshop Schedule: 

Monday, May 1, 2017

7 – 7:30 am: Breakfast
7:30 am – 5:30 pm: Three-Day Workshop
Noon: Lunch 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

7 – 7:30 am: Breakfast
7:30 am – 5:30 pm: Three-Day Workshop
Noon – 1:30 pm: Lunch 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

7 – 8 am: Breakfast
8 am – 3 pm: Three-Day Workshop
Noon – 1 pm: Lunch

RAC-CT Recertification Workshop

St. Louis, MO: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Recertification is available to individuals who have already earned their RAC-CT certification for MDS 3.0. To ensure you have ample opportunity to complete the recertification requirements, AANAC will send periodic notifications when your certification expiration date is approaching. You will also be allowed a 30-day grace period to complete the requirements. Please contact AANAC at education@AANAC.org or 800.768.1880 if you have questions about your certification expiration date or recertification eligibility.

Master Teacher: Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT
Jessie McGill is a curriculum development specialist for AANAC. Previously, Jessie worked as the director of clinical reimbursement for a large long-term care organization overseeing 17 clinical reimbursement consultants across 21 states including nearly 300 living centers. She has more than 17 years of long-term care experience including restorative nurse, MDS coordinator, regional clinical reimbursement specialist, clinical reimbursement trainer, and director of clinical reimbursement.




RAC-CT Recertification Workshop Schedule: 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

1:30 – 4:30 pm: Two-Day Workshop

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

7 – 8 am: Breakfast
7:30 am – Noon: Two-Day Workshop

Medicare University

St. Louis, MO: Monday, May 1, 2017 - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Become the Medicare leader in your facility with this comprehensive education program. This in-depth program will help you manage the reimbursement system, navigate audits, avoid risky practices, and stop drowning in confusing and changing regulations. 

Master Teacher: Amy Franklin, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT
Amy Franklin is a curriculum development specialist for AANAC’s sister organization, AADNS. In her more than 20 years of healthcare service experience, she has served as corporate compliance officer, clinical consultant (multi-state), survey crisis manager, director of nursing, infection control officer, ICD-10 CM/PCS trainer (AHIMA), and MDS coordinator. She has spoken as a subject matter expert on clinical and reimbursement issues at regional and national levels. Amy is certified as an AANAC and AADNS Master Teacher in all their certification programs (RAC-CT, Medicare University, DNS-CT, and QCP-CT). Her expertise and practice include extensive knowledge of state and federal regulations, quality assurance, and all governmental payers’ reimbursement systems. She is currently devoted to developing and implementing practical, sustainable solutions for clinical and reimbursement systems that will promote high-quality, efficient care.



Medicare University Workshop Schedule: 

Monday, May 1, 2017

7 – 7:30 am: Breakfast
7:30 am – 5:30 pm: Three-Day Workshop
Noon – 1:30 pm: Lunch 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

7 – 7:30 am: Breakfast
7:30 am – 5:30 pm: Three-Day Workshop
Noon – 1:30 pm: Lunch 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

7 – 8 am: Breakfast
8 am – 3 pm: Three-Day Workshop
Noon – 1 pm: Lunch

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor: