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Live In Person Seminars

RAC-CT Workshop - (North Canton) (September)

9/17/2019 - 9/19/2019

includes PDPM
, North Canton , Ohio
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RAC-CT Workshop

On line registration is not available for this program. The registration brochure can be printed from this website. .


North Canton (Cleveland/Youngstown area) (September 17,18,19)
Altercare Integrated Health Services
339 East Maple St.
North Canton, OH 44720

Nearby hotel:
Canton Comfort Inn
5345 Broadmoor Circle
Canton, Ohio 44709

Increase your knowledge of clinical assessment and care planning, completion of the MDS, and the regulations surrounding the RAI/MDS process by attending the three-day AANAC Resident Assessment Coordinator Certified (RAC-CT) certification workshop, which includes Patient-Driven Payment Model curriculum. Having the RAC-CT credential behind your name shows that you are a knowledgeable and capable MDS professional.

This certification is the most widely-recognized and respected MDS 3.0 certification available in the long-term care profession, as well as the mark of nurses who understand more than a paper form they understand resident assessment.

The workshop will increase your knowledge and skills required to perform accurate assessments using the RAI manual

This workshop covers the following content from the RAC-CT curriculum:

* Managing the Patient-Driven Payment Model in a Skilled Nursing Facility for the Advanced Medicare Specialist: Understand the six different payment components, and much more.

* Accurately Assessing Functional Status and the MDS 3.0: Understand the survey process as it relates to assessment or functional status

* Care Area Assessments: Identify the 20 care areas, documentation, requirements, and timing for completion

* Care Planning: Improve your critical thinking skills and understanding of interim and 'I Format' care plans so your residents have every opportunity to thrive while doing what they love in a way that works for them

* Five-Star Quality Rating System: Understand how the annual licensing and certification survey impacts your facilities Five-Star Quality Rating System

* Medicare Part A: Navigate your facility through government audits by helping other teammates capture the right assessment information and knowing what MDS documentation auditors will ask for when they arrive

* MDS 3.0 Coding for OBRA and PPS Parts 1 and 2: Learn how to accurately code the MDS 3.0

* OBRA Timing and Scheduling: Understand the requirements for scheduling and Timing OBRA-required assessments and how to appropriately use the discharge assessment as well as identifying the criteria for completing the Significant Change in Status Assessment

* Quality Measures: Understand the components of each Quality Measure score calculation and the facility processes necessary to achieve good scores

* Resource Utilizations Group IV: Will be available as a PDF only through September 2019; no exam.

* PPS Timing and Scheduling: Will be available as a PDF only through September 2019; no exam.
Training is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Registration & Continental Breakfast each day begins at 7:30am)

Lunch: 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
(included in your registration fee)

Please note: schedule may vary dependent on audience interaction, start/end times may be adjusted, announcement will be made during class.


Scott Heichel, Director of Clinical Reimbursement

Scott Heichel, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, CIC, and Director of Clinical Reimbursement for LeaderStat brings almost 25 years of healthcare experience and is recognized for his expertise in the RAI process and clinical reimbursement. Scott?s consulting work includes performing Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement reviews and educational programs for skilled nursing facilities and multi-facility operators. Scott has experience in and has testified as an expert witness in a large Medicare dispute case. Scott is a member of AANAC's (American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination) Expert Advisory Panel, recognized as a Master Teacher through AANAC for their RAC-CT MDS certification courses, and sits on the board as the Vice President of OANAC (Ohio Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators).

Contact Hours

Nurses: This program has been approved for 22.5 contact hours (complete program). The American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Administrators: This program has been submitted for 23 CEUs. The Ohio Health Care Association is an approved provider of continuing education by the Board of Executives of Long-term Services & Supports (BELTSS).

Occupational Therapists: This program has been submitted for 22.5 CEUs by the Occupational Therapy Section of the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board.

Physical Therapists: This program has been submitted for 22.5 CEUs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA).

AANAC membership is not required to complete this certification; however, AANAC members receive deep discounts on all AANAC offerings including this certification. Become an AANAC member ($124/year) and take advantage of the reduced rate, sign up at

REGISTRATION FEES: 3 Day Certification:

❒ $575 prior to September 3
❒ $685 September 3 and after

Certification + Membership
❒ $699 prior to September 3
❒ $809 September 3 and after

Certification Only
❒ $775 prior to September 3
❒ $935 September 3 and after