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  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Representative data of NAC average completion times for the MDS by assessment type and the time factors affecting accurate MDS assessment.

    The AAPACN Nurse Assessment Coordinator Work Time Study and Salary Report provides representative data of NAC average completion times for the MDS by assessment type and the time factors affecting accurate MDS assessment. This report enables facility leaders to reduce turnover, improve recruitment, and staff appropriately.

  • Contains 15 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Recordings of the most popular sessions from the 2022 AAPACN Conference

    Experience the best of the AAPACN 2022 Conference. The most popular sessions from the AAPACN 2022 Conference are bundled into a recorded package for consumption on-demand. The bundle includes five education sessions from leaders and experts in the LTPAC field. Session recordings are a compilation of audio and video recordings from the live session, plus any Q&A that followed - all accessible in your AAPACN Learner Dashboard for up to one year.

    The 2022 Most Popular Sessions Bundle provides the opportunity to earn up to 7.0 ANCC continuing education hours (CEs) for viewing these recorded sessions. Session titles are as follows:

    • Ways to Improve Quality Measures Without Breaking a Sweat
    • PDPM: The “D” Should be for Documentation
    • Connected Leadership: Legal and Regulatory Updates
    • To IPA or Not – A Very Important Question
    • The Top 10 (or so) MDS Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Outline of knowledge needed for proficiency in the DNS role within Long-Term Care

    AAPACN’s Body of Knowledge for the Role of Director of Nursing Services in Long-Term Care is an essential reference for facility managers and a must-have guide for DONs who wish to further their expertise and career in the LTC nursing field. The Body of Knowledge guide identifies, defines, and measures the core competencies required of DNSs practicing in SNFs. Organized by seven standards and competency domains, the Body of Knowledge guide outlines the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for successful accomplishment of the tasks related to each domain.

    Use the Body of Knowledge guide to: 

    • Successfully hire and train your facility’s next DNS
    • Learn what you need to know to fulfill your role as a DNS
    • Demonstrate your competencies as a DNS to staff and superiors

    Developed and reviewed by more than a dozen nurse leader experts, the 46-page PDF download includes a comprehensive DNS career map.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Resources and tools you need to start and maintain an effective restorative program in your facility

    The risk for ADL decline in long-term care residents can lead to falls, pressure ulcers, weight loss, depression, and other negative outcomes. To ensure quality outcomes and to comply with federal regulation, nursing facilities must have a comprehensive and effective restorative program that encourages each resident's highest level of function. AANAC's Guide to Successful Restorative Programs will provide the knowledge and tools you need to start and maintain an effective restorative program in your facility with ease and confidence.

    Use the AAPACN's Guide to Successful Restorative Programs to:

    • Identify and overcome barriers to effective restorative programming
    • Select appropriate candidates for restorative programming
    • Recruit available resources in your facility, such as a program lead, activities director, and more
    • Write restorative programs with measurable goals
    • Analyze resident performance for effective periodic evaluations

    This 61-page interactive PDF guide includes tools and algorithms for imitating your program; comprehensive examples of restorative goals, interventions, evaluations, and care planning; and other resources for creating the best restorative program for your facility.

    Want to learn more? Preview the guide now.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Interactive, downloadable tools, checklists, and resources to develop, implement, and monitor your PDPM transition plan and continue to support your PDPM success well after implementation

    AAPACN’s PDPM Game Plan delivers 80+ pages of interactive, downloadable tools, checklists, and resources all in one convenient resource. Developed by AAPACN nursing experts, AAPACN’s PDPM Game Plan allows you to develop, implement, and monitor your PDPM transition plan and continue to support your PDPM success well after implementation.

    Put these tools to work for you today!

    • PDPM Calculation Worksheet
    • MDS Nurse FTE Calculator
    • Interrupted Stay Policy Tracking
    • PDPM Case-Mix Group Conversion to HIPPS Characters Tool
    • Top five mistakes made when assigning ICD-10-CM codes in the SNF
    • PDPM Admission Checklist Tool
    • Tools to help you audit billing and reimbursement
    • Detailed review of the risk of payment penalty for late or missed assessments under PDPM

    See the Table of Contents.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Application for appeal to an AAPACN decision.

    In the case of extenuating circumstances, you do have the option to submit a formal, written appeal to the AAPACN Member Experience Team to request an exception to the certification policies. 

    To submit your appeal application:

    1. Click the "register" button at the top of this page to create a new application.
    2. Download the Appeal Application document from the "Application" tab.
    3. Fill out the form and save a copy on your computer.
    4. Return to the Appeals Application in your Learner Dashboard and submit the document for review.
      1. Open the application product.
      2. Click the “Submit Appeal Document.”
      3. Confirm the “Upload A File” option is selected, then click in the grey Upload box to browse your computer for your file.
      4. Once the completed form is uploaded successfully, click the “Submit” button.

    You have 15 days to submit your application. AAPACN staff will review and respond to you within two business days.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    The At-a-Glance QM, QRP, and VBP Measures Tool organizes all of the Quality Measures for you.

    With so many Quality Measures originating from three different payment initiative programs, it’s a lot to keep track of. AAPACN’s At-a-Glance QM, QRP, and VBP tool organizes all of the measures for you.

  • Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Certificate program for Therapy Professionals

    Discover how you can improve therapy collaboration in SNFs by eliminating the silos of care management and redefining the role of therapy in clinical reimbursement and quality outcomes. Developed for the entire therapy team, this course is intended to increase the knowledge and skills of the team by optimizing the impact of therapy in the patient care process and improving collaboration for documentation to support the MDS and skilled level of care under Medicare Part A.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Describe the initial purpose of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and the philosophy of the SNF Prospective Payment System
    • State the technical eligibility requirements for Medicare and describe the skilled level of care requirements
    • Understand how therapy documentation can impact the accurate coding of many different MDS items
    • Delineate the key components of the five case-mix adjusted components of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM)
    • Identify the perils and pitfalls of the MDS and PPS process
  • Contains 27 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Provides comprehensive training for all NACs and IDT members responsible for the care area assessment (CAA) process.

    Comprehensive CAA Training for the IDT On-Demand Workshop


    This on-demand workshop provides comprehensive training for all NACs and IDT members responsible for the care area assessment (CAA) process. You will receive detailed case studies and examples for each of the 20 care areas, review regulatory requirements, and examines potential survey implications when CAAs are done incorrectly. Customize the learning experience to best meet your needs by selecting to learn more about the specific CAAs you are required to complete.


     Following this on-demand workshop, you will be able to:


    • Understand the purpose of and requirements for CAAs
    • Demonstrate how to write individual and combined care area summary notes specific to their discipline
    • Compose a person-centered care plan from the care summary note
    • Identify regulations and survey implications that involve the CAAs

    Jessie McGill, RN, RAC- MT, RAC-MTA

    Curriculum Development Specialist


    Jessie is a curriculum development specialist for AAPACN.  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 specialists, clinical reimbursement trainer, and director of clinical reimbursement.   
    Jessie is passionate about developing the skills of nurse assessment coordinators, restorative nursing, and improving residents’ quality of life and care

    Jennifer LaBay RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, CRC

    Curriculum Development Specialist


    Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, CRC, is a curriculum development specialist with AAPACN. She has been involved in the RAI process since 1997 and has been in the long-term care industry since 1991 serving in a variety of capacities including laundry aid, certified nursing assistant, charge nurse, nurse assessment coordinator, regional corporate clinical reimbursement specialist, and independent clinical reimbursement consultant. Jennifer has been a Master Teacher for AAPACN’s RAC-CT program since July 2011 and AAPACN's RAC-CTA advanced certification since 2019. She has been a Certified Risk Coder (CRC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) since 2020. Jennifer has considerable expertise in the MDS 3.0 and RAI process, the prospective payment system (PPS), and ICD-10 coding including the clinical and financial aspects. She has a knack for making her seminars an enjoyable learning experience and readily makes herself available to all attendees of her programs for any follow-up questions that may arise long after the seminar is complete.

  • Contains 2 Product(s)

    One of ten parts of the DNS-CT certification program. Includes educational content to prepare for the exam (both in online format and a PDF download for reference) and includes the associated exam.

    Upon completion of the Care Management and Surveillance Systems for the Nurse Leader course, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe principles and processes for clinical surveillance of nursing systems;
    • Conduct root-cause analysis of clinical and managerial problems;
    • Direct person-centered care;
    • Apply principles of the nurse-patient relationship to effect quality care outcomes;
    • Utilize evidence-based practice to drive clinical systems;
    • Integrate nursing knowledge for oversight of the nursing department.

    The course was written by Charlotte Eliopoulos, RN, MPH, PhD, DNS-CT and Amy Stewart, BSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT.

    This course is eligible for 3.55 continuing education hours.