2019 Preconference Information and Schedule

If you would like to register for a Preconference workshop, please contact us at 800-768-1880 or conference@aanac.org.

RAC-CT® Certification Workshop

Orlando, FL: Monday, April 1, 2019 - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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, April 1, 2019

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

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

7:30 am – 11:30 am: PDPM Workshop
Noon: Working Lunch 

12 - 4 pm: Three-Day Workshop

RAC-CT Recertification Workshop

Orlando, FL: Tuesday, April 2, 2019- Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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, April 10, 2018

1:30 – 4:30 pm: Two-Day Workshop

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

7:30  – 11:30 am : Two-Day Workshop

PDPM Certification Workshop

Orlando, FL:  Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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: Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, CPC, QCP, RAC-MT, DNS-CT

Judy brings over 30 years of experience to the long-term care industry, with over 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility in nursing facilities as a nurse manager, executive, and consultant.  She has been a State surveyor and RAI manager for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has assisted providers and the US Government as a legal expert in Medicare and Medicaid fraud cases and other various government initiatives. She is very active in AANAC as past chair of the Expert Advisory Panel, primary original author and Master Teacher of Medicare University, and Master Teacher for the RAC-CT program. She is the LeadingAge MDS expert, writing monthly articles and answering questions for LeadingAge members. She is a very popular speaker for national, regional, and state association meetings and seminars. She has been asked to speak for AMDA national and state chapter meetings. Her students find her knowledgeable, engaging, and entertaining. She has published numerous articles on matters pertaining to the RAI process and Medicare compliance. She is the principal for Wilhide Consulting, Inc. and serves as an advisor, auditor, and trainer for multiple providers from stand-alone communities to multi-state chains across the country. Her services are in high demand as she can be counted on for accurate, current information in the ever-changing SNF regulatory landscape. She is a trusted advisor to government officials, LTC operators, MDS coordinators, regulatory bodies, and industry associations.


PDPM Certification Workshop Schedule: 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

7:30 – 11:30 am: Half-Day Workshop