LTC NAC Chat Podcast

Welcome to AANAC's new LTC NAC Chat Podcast. This new auditory-style of content delivery will bring you tips, tricks, updates, advice, and breaking news on the most important topics in long-term care. Our regular hosts and AANAC staff members bring you their own take on updates and regulations and will also interview well-known experts in the field to provide you with multiple perspectives and expertise. 

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The Waivers NACs Need to Know

Release Date: July 9, 2020 

In this podcast, Jane Belt, MS, RN, QCP, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, discusses the 3-day qualifying hospital stay and 60-day wellness period waivers that have most affected operations in nursing facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Catch Up on MDS Assessments

Release Date: May 21, 2020 

It's a busy and challenging time for the nurse assessment coordinator. COVID-19 is requiring all hands on deck in some facilities and CMS is providing some leeway on paperwork. In this podcast, AANAC Curriculum Development Specialist, Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, discusses current challenges and some tips on getting caught up on MDS assessments if you have fallen behind.   

Isolation and Cohorting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Release Date: May 7, 2020  

In this podcast, Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP, discusses when to code Isolation in section O on the MDS and the use of cohorting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus and Medicare Eligibility and the MDS Process

Release Date: April 2, 2020  

In this podcast, AANAC Curriculum Development Specialist, Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP, discusses COVID-19 and the impact the pandemic has had on Medicare eligibility and the MDS process.

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Deep Dive into MDS 3.0 Quality Measures: Episode 002 - Pressure Ulcers

Release Date: Sept. 3, 2020  

For our second podcast in this series, AANAC curriculum development specialist, Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, discusses two pressure ulcer-related Quality Measures, the short-stay measure—Percent of Residents with Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened, and the long-stay measure—Percent of High Risk/Unstageable Pressure Ulcers. McGill also takes a look at the rationale, what is the numerator, denominator, the exclusions, and covariates, as well as a possible action plan for greater success.

Deep Dive into MDS 3.0 Quality Measures: Episode 001 - Falls with Major Injury and Prevalence of Falls

Release Date: Aug. 6, 2020 

In this podcast, Jane Belt, MS, RN, QCP, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, AANAC curriculum development specialist, starts off a new podcast series called "Deep Dive into MDS 3.0 Quality Measures." These monthly podcasts will feature one or two of the Quality Measures (QMs) and delve into the details about each measure and what actions may prove helpful as the NAC and other members of the IDT work to improve or maintain their results.  

For our first podcast, Jane discusses two long-stay measures—Falls With Major Injuries and Prevalence of Falls. For each measure, Jane describes the rationale, what is the numerator, denominator, the exclusions, and covariates, as well as a possible action plan for greater success.

Episode 002 - Direct and Indirect Skilled Services

Release Date: Oct. 3, 2019

In this podcast, AANAC curriculum development specialist, Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP, continues her discussion on skilled Medicare by highlighting the differences between direct and indirect skilled services.

Episode 001 - Overview of Skilled Medicare

Release Date: July 25, 2019

In this new podcast series, AANAC curriculum development specialist, Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP, provides information about Medicare services in skilled nursing facilities. In this first episode, you'll get an overview of Original Medicare and how it impacts resident care in SNFs.

Episode 002 - SNF QRP Measures 2019 Updates

Release Date: July 11, 2019  

Do you know what to expect in the future for the SNF QRP? In this podcast, Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, curriculum development specialist with AANAC, discusses the SNF PPS Proposed Rule, the two new measures introduced, what kind of supporting documentation you'll need, and more.

Episode 001 - SNF QRP Measures 2019 Updates

Release Date: June 6, 2019

Do you know the history of the SNF QRP program, the data you should be collecting, and how things have changed? In this podcast, Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, curriculum development specialist with AANAC, discusses the recent changes to the SNF QRP measures.


Episode 003 - PDPM Tips from the Trenches Series

This podcast series explores ways in which AANAC members are preparing for the PDPM transition this October. In this third and final episode, Mark McDavid, President of Seagrove Rehab Partners and a licensed occupational therapist, shares how he expects section GG will affect PDPM, as well as the importance of collaboration for facility success going forward. This podcast series is sponsored by SimpleLTC.
Release Date: May 9, 2019 

Episode 002 - PDPM Tips from the Trenches Series

This podcast series explores ways in which AANAC members are preparing for the PDPM transition this October. In this second episode, Rosie Benbow, an MDS consultant and owner of Leading Transitions, shares tips to prepare for PDPM, as well as questions and concerns she is hearing from her team regarding PDPM. This podcast series is sponsored by SimpleLTC.
Release Date: May 2, 2019

Episode 001 - PDPM Tips from the Trenches Series

This podcast series explores ways in which AANAC members are preparing for the PDPM transition this October. In this first episode, Amy Phipps, MA-CCC/SLP, Senior Vice President of Care Management with Sava Senior Care, shares five tips to prepare for PDPM that she shared at the AANAC and AADNS Conference, as well as her take on how PDPM will impact LTC. This podcast series is sponsored by SimpleLTC.
Release Date: April 25, 2019

Episode 002 - 2019 Draft Technical Specifications Webinar Q&As: Focus on Interrupted Stays

Release Date: March 21, 2019 

In this podcast, Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, Curriculum Development Specialist with AANAC, answers questions recently asked by audience members during the live AANAC webinar, “The Draft Technical Specifications Provides a Sneak Peek into the PDPM” and discusses some important details you need to know about the new Interrupted Stay policy that SNFs must implement into their processes.

Episode 001 - 2019 Draft Technical Specifications Webinar Q&As: Focus on the Interim Payment Assessment (IPA)

Release Date: March 7, 2019

In this podcast, Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, Curriculum Development Specialist with AANAC, answers questions recently asked by audience members during the live AANAC webinar, “The Draft Technical Specifications Provides a Sneak Peek into the PDPM” and discusses some important details you need to know about the Interim Payment Assessment (IPA).

Episode 001 - Section GG - Q&As on the 2018 RAI User's Manual Updates Series

In the first episode of this podcast series, AANAC’s curriculum development specialist, Jane Belt, RN, MS, RAC-MT, answers member’s questions regarding section GG that were asked following AANAC’s webinar reviewing the 2018 RAI User’s Manual changes.

Episode 002 - Section N - Q&As on the 2018 RAI User's Manual Updates Series

In the second episode of this podcast series, AANAC’s curriculum development specialist, Jane Belt, RN, MS, RAC-MT, answers member’s questions regarding section N that were asked following AANAC’s webinar reviewing the 2018 RAI User’s Manual changes.

Episode 001 - Restorative Nursing Podcast Series

In the first podcast episode of this three-part weekly series on restorative nursing, AANAC curriculum development specialist, Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT examines restorative nursing programs as they relate to the RAI process and federal and state regulations and discusses the benefits of establishing an effective restorative nursing program.

Episode 002 - Restorative Nursing Podcast Series

In the second podcast episode of this three-part weekly series on restorative nursing, AANAC curriculum development specialist, Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT explores some of the barriers encountered when developing this important nursing intervention, including staffing needs and requirements and systems for selecting and maintaining residents for a restorative program.

Episode 003 - Restorative Nursing Podcast Series

In the final podcast episode of this three-part weekly series on restorative nursing, AANAC curriculum development specialist, Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT walks listeners through how to write an individualized restorative program for a resident.