AANAC Webinars

AANAC webinars are hosted throughout the year, as important topics and regulatory changes arise. Led by thought leaders in the field, you can be assured you are getting guidance you can trust to do your job correctly and efficiently.

Check back soon for more live webinars!

Recorded Webinar Library

Recorded webinars are a great way to access educational content on your schedule. Show them as an in-service training for your whole team, or earn your CEs by watching the video file when it's most convenient for you. Once purchased, you can download and watch the file as many times as you like.

The New Survey Process for the NAC


Members: $39  |  Non-members: $59
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour
Recording Date: July 28, 2017
Speaker: Carol Maher, RN-BC, RAC-MT, CPC

The new survey process is scheduled to begin in all states November 28, 2017. This webinar will briefly describe the new survey process with a special focus on how the MDS data is used to develop the survey sample and how the NAC can prepare for the new survey process. Learn which MDS items will be survey-focused during the new survey process. The planned MDS updates for Sections N and P will fold into the new survey pathways. The webinar will give a brief overview of these two important changes to the MDS and their effects on survey and resident-centered care planning. Are your care plans resident-centered? Do you know the difference between a Baseline Care plan and a Comprehensive Care plan? Care plans will certainly be a focus of the new survey process. Be ready for the new survey process. Start now to prepare.

In this webinar, the speaker will:

  • State how the MDS will be used to develop the survey sample off-site
  • Explain how motion sensors can have the effect of restraining a resident
  • State the timeline for Baseline Care plans
  • Describe how the new 2017 Section N MDS items tie to the new regulations and the survey process

Purchase

Carol Maher has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

CMS Proposed Rules: Adds New QMs and Retires RUGs IV Payment System


Members: $39  |  Non-members: $59
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour
Recording Date: May 18, 2017
Speaker: Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, QCP

With the release of the annual Medicare SNF PPS Proposed Rule, facilities have been notified of potentially four new QRP QMs being added to two new ones slotted for next year. Also, the CMS Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was released the same day, detailing a proposed NEW Medicare A payment system, putting an end to current RUGs IV. These changes will impact NACs, therapists, and facility staff in significant ways. Join AANAC expert Judi Kulus for a packed webinar on the highlights of these CMS initiatives and what it means for you.

In this webinar, the speaker will:

  • Provide an overview of the FY2017 SNF-PPS Final Rule, including new quality measures, and proposed MDS changes
  • Explain the newly proposed Resident Classification System-I which will replace RUGs IV as the Medicare A payment system
  • Offer operational strategies to prepare for these coming regulations

Purchase

Judi Kulus has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Don't Get Stumped on These MDS Common Coding Errors


Members: $39  |  Non-members: $59
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour
Recording Date: March 30, 2017
Speaker: Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MT, QCP

Even for seasoned MDS nurses, MDS items may give you pause when the situation occurs. Or perhaps you are talking to a colleague and find out that he/she codes the same item differently than how you have been told. How could anyone get confused when there are only approximately 1,100 pages of instructions for completing ONE assessment? Trust us – it can happen to anyone! Obviously with that many instructions combined with the complex clinical situations that occur in our long-term care world, it is not a surprise when we get stumped, or an MDS response is challenged by a surveyor. In this 60-minute webinar on March 30, 2017, at 2 PM ET, we will cover the most common coding errors and how some errors can impact more than just the MDS.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the most common coding errors in the various sections of the MDS
  • Delineate the keys to determine when to do what assessment, and when to combine assessments and when to not
  • Describe the concept of flexibility in setting the ARD for some MDSs
  • Review the impact of three common coding errors and the possible impact on reimbursement or Quality Measure triggered outcomes

Purchase

Jane Belt has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Breaking News: Technical Specs on Upcoming Changes to the MDS 10/1/2017


Members: $39  |  Non-members: $59
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour
Recording Date: February 22, 2017
Speaker: Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MT, QCP

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

Purchase

Jane Belt has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

NACs, Do You Know How the Mega-Rule Will Change Your Job?


Members: $39  |  Non-members: $59
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour
Recording Date: January 18, 2017
Speaker: Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-CT

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

Purchase

Jessie McGill has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Five Ways You Could Be Miscoding Pressure Ulcers


Members: $39  |  Non-members: $59
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hours
Recording Date: March 21, 2016 
Speaker: Carol Maher, RN, BSN, RAC-CT

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.

This webinar will help you:

  • 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

Purchase

Carol Maher has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

IS IT SKILLED? Managing the Medicare A Benefit

Members: $39  |  Non-members: $59
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.

Purchase

Judi Kulus has no conflicts of interest to disclose.