AANAC Recorded Webinars

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.

See our schedule of upcoming live webinars.

Is This Resident Skilled?

Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59 
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.5 CE hours
Recording Date: February 19, 2020
Duration: 90 minutes  
Speaker:  Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP 

In skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), questions continue to swirl around the topic of whether a resident is skilled or not. What happened to the presumption of coverage criteria and how does the interrupted stay impact skilled coverage? And what about those physician certifications and recertifications – timing, contents, and who signs? And certainly not to be overlooked – what do we need to document to alleviate the risk of a denial? Understanding the nuances of Original Medicare is no small task when looking at our ever-changing world of long- term care services.

Join Jane Belt, AANAC curriculum development specialist for this 90-minute webinar as she discusses not only the basics of Medicare coverage, but also the complex details including the 30-day transfer rule and the medical appropriateness exception regulation. So many questions – let’s get those answered!

Following this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the elements of technical eligibility for Medicare Part A coverage
  • Detail when Medicare eligibility begins and ends
  • Review the necessary requirements for the validation of a skilled level of care
  • Describe the specifics of direct and indirect skilled services
  • Delineate documentation needed to support skilled decisions and minimize denials

The Key to Success for Survey, PDPM, and QAPI in 2020

Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59 
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour 
Recording Date: Dec. 11, 2019 
Duration: 60 minutes  
Speakers:  Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP and Alexis Roam, MSN, RN-BC, DNS-CT, QCP  Jane Belt and Alexis Roam have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), certification surveys, and the QAPI process creates great opportunities for the Director of Nursing Services (DNS) and the Nurse Assessment Coordinator (NAC) to join forces. The clinical nurse leader and reimbursement expert come together for a meeting of the minds—where expertise, experience, and collaboration translate into facility performance and positive resident outcomes. At times, the DNS and NAC work on islands, independently from each other, but the time to collaborate is now!

Following this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities for collaboration between the DNS and the NAC
  • Describe the parameters of the SNF PPS assessments and why collaboration is two-way
  • Delineate the realities of reimbursement for the facility’s cash flow and the impact on the nursing budget
  • Understand how survey, PDPM and QAPI are dependent upon the relationship and collaboration between the DNS and the NAC

MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17.1 and Live Q&A

Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59  
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour. 
Recording Date: Oct. 17, 2019 
Duration: 60 minutes  
Speakers: Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP and Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MTA, RAC-MT Jane Belt and Jessie McGill have no conflicts of interest to disclose. 

In May, CMS posted a draft version of the RAI User’s Manual and notified providers to check back for updates before Oct. 1, 2019. CMS released the final version 1.17.1 on Sept. 18, 2019, which contained a few additional changes when compared to the earlier draft version. Because of the monumental change to SNF PPS with the implementation of PDPM, chapters 2 and 6 of the manual received major revisions. Luckily, CMS has offered several trainings and Skilled Nursing Facility/Long-Term Care Open Door Forums, which have allowed providers to keep up-to-date with all of these changes.

During this 60-minute webinar, AANAC nurse experts will review the major differences between the early and final versions of the RAI User’s Manual, discuss some lessons learned during the first two weeks of PDPM, and provide a 30-minute live question and answer period to address your pressing issues. Ensure you did not miss any of the RAI changes during the hustle and bustle of the transition.


  • Review the major changes to the RAI User’s Manual v1.17 compared to the final v1.17.1
  • Identify the SNF PPS assessments and when to use them
  • Discuss lessons learned during the first two weeks of PDPM
  • Get your most pressing issues resolved in a question and answer session with MDS experts


Putting the Interrupted Stay Policy into Play

Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59 
Continuing Education: 
This webinar is eligible for 1.5 CE hours
Recording Date: July 31, 2019
Duration: 90 minutes
Speaker: Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MTA, RAC-MT Jessie McGill has no conflicts of interest to disclose. 

The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is coming this October and with it the Interrupted Stay Policy, which determines when Medicare will treat multiple SNF stays as one single “interrupted” stay, rather than separate stays. During this 90-minute webinar, we will divulge the details of this new policy and explore several case studies—learning how an interrupted stay will be applied, the billing implications, the impact on the variable per diem, and the effect on the PPS schedule. Nurse assessment coordinators (NACs) will develop the skills needed to track interrupted stays, adjust the schedules of both the OBRA and PPS assessments, and ensure appropriate billing during the interruption window. Get ahead of the curve – join us for this informative, clarifying program! 


  • Learn the criteria of the Interrupted Stay Policy and the definition of the interruption window. 

  • Review the impact an interrupted stay will have on the PPS and OBRA assessment schedules and the variable per diem rates. 

  • Understand the application of an interrupted stay through a series of case studies. 

  • Gain strategies for success and appropriate billing when an interrupted stay occurs.


My Stars - What's Happening?

Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59 
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hours
Recording Date: April 30, 2019
Duration: 60 minutes
Speaker: Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MT, QCP

Have you been discussing the April 2019 Five-Star Rating System changes with your director of nursing and administrator? We all need to be prepared for the very real possibility of losing stars. With the April 2019 revision of the Five-Star Technical User’s Manual, we learned there will be changes to all three Five-Star domains. In this 60-minute webinar, we cover some of the significant changes that facilities need to be aware of, including the “unfreezing” of the survey ratings, the threshold adjustments to the staffing domain, the separate weighting and thresholds for the short- and long-stay quality measures, and the new and retired measures. Watch to gain a better understanding of what you need to know and how to prepare as these Five-Star changes take effect.

Following this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the changes in each of the domains impacting the Five-Star rating 

  • Delineate the calculation of the overall Five-Star rating

  • Discuss strategies for managing your facility's Five-Star rating


Jane Belt has no conflicts of interest to disclose.