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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 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 also provides insight into factors impacting NAC compensation, including salary or hourly wages, facility characteristics and size, geographic location, and education. This report enables facility leaders to reduce turnover, improve recruitment, and staff appropriately.

  • 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

    To help nurse assessment coordinators and facility staff improve their confidence in managing PDPM, AAPACN’s PDPM Game Plan delivers 80+ pages of interactive, downloadable tools, checklists, and resources all in one convenient PDF resource.

    Put these tools to work for you today!

    • PDPM Calculation Worksheet to guide you in the determination of HIPPS codes
    • Interrupted Stay Policy Tracking tool to help you and your team track interrupted stays and ensure correct billing for days not covered by Medicare
    • PDPM Case-Mix Group Conversion to HIPPS Characters Tool to help you gather the HIPPS characters under each payment group for the HIPPS code you’ll need to identify a SNF resident’s payment classification
    • Tools and considerations for when to complete an interim payment assessment (IPA)
    • Top five mistakes made when assigning ICD-10-CM codes in the SNF so you can avoid them
    • PDPM Admission Checklist Tool to help you collect information needed at the time of admission
    • Tools to help you audit billing and reimbursement
    • Detailed review of the risk of payment penalty for late or missed assessments under PDPM

    Updated November 2023

  • Contains 15 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Education sessions recording bundle from the AAPACN 2023 Live Virtual Conference - MDS Updates Prep and Polish

    Experience the expert guidance and information from the AAPACN 2023 Live Virtual Conference - MDS Updates Prep and Polish as a recorded bundle packaged for learning on-demand. The bundle compiles the five education sessions from the live virtual event, including the closing panel discussion featuring an unscripted Q&A with the session speakers. The recordings are a compilation of voice over PowerPoint and audio recordings from the live sessions - all accessible in your AAPACN Learner Dashboard for up to one year.

    The AAPACN 2023 Conference - MDS Updates Prep and Polish Recording Bundle provides the opportunity to earn up to 5.0 ANCC continuing education hours (CEs) for viewing all five recorded sessions. Learners must view at least 80% of the entire video and complete the associated evaluation to receive the contact hours. No partial credit will be awarded. Contact hours will be awarded for this activity until August 23, 2026.

    Session titles are as follows:

    • Prep and Planning: Social Determinants of Health
    • Section GG - What’s New and How to Implement Workflow Changes
    • Prepare for MDS Changes: Resident Voice, Scripted Interviews, and Care Planning
    • Are You in the KNOw About MDS Changes?
    • Oct. 1 MDS Changes Panel Discussion with Live Q&A

    Product Data Disclaimer
    Failure to complete all required product components before the product expiration date may result in permanent deletion of data pertaining to the product, including but not limited to product progress and exam results. Product expiration dates can be found on your learner dashboard.

    AAPACN’s learning management system is designed to reset progress data when completion requirements are unmet, allowing learners to repurchase/restart educational content.

  • Contains 17 Component(s)

    Sixteen sessions from the AAPACN 2024 Conference packaged into a recorded bundle for on-demand learning.

    Experience the best of the AAPACN 2024 Conference. The AAPACN 2024 Conference Recording Bundle includes 14 education sessions and two general catalyst sessions featuring LTPAC subject-matter experts bundled into a recorded package for on-demand learning. 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 general catalyst sessions included are as follows:

    • Outlook and Mega Trends for Successful Skilled Nursing Providers | Mark Parkinson, President and CEO, American Health Care Association
    • Reigniting the Passion for LTC Nursing | Jack York, Founder and Chief Storyteller, TaleGate, LLC., and Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, Chief Nursing Officer, AAPACN

    The education sessions included are as follows:

    • The Person Behind the Number
    • Practical Strategies for Managing Behavioral Health Needs of Nursing Home Residents
    • Ten of the Most Confusing MDS Coding Questions
    • VBP, QRP, MDS, OMG!
    • Significant Change in Status: Quality Measures/Staffing Without Section G
    • Better Audit Outcomes Start with Solid Documentation
    • PDPM (Lost?) Opportunities—Looking Back, Looking Forward
    • Stay Ahead of Evolving QRP Requirements Through Data Analytics
    • An Effective QAPI Program – How Do You Know?
    • Conducting PDPM Audits
    • The Ugly Truth About Care Area Assessments
    • HIPPS Analysis: Your Roadmap to ADR Success and Denial Prevention
    • ICD-10-CM Coding Basics
    • Running with SNF VBP: Do You Have the Right Gear?
  • Contains 24 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Recording bundle of the education sessions from the AAPACN Quality Virtual 2023 Conference

    Experience the education sessions from the AAPACN Quality Virtual 2023 Conference in a recorded bundle packaged for learning on-demand. The bundle includes eight education sessions from leaders and experts in LTPAC quality improvement. Session recordings are a compilation of voice over PowerPoint and audio recordings from the live sessions, plus any Q&A that followed - all accessible in your AAPACN Learner Dashboard for up to one year.

    The Quality Virtual 2023 Conference Recording Bundle provides the opportunity to earn up to 8.0 ANCC continuing education hours (CEs) for viewing these recorded sessions. Learners must view at least 80% of the entire video and complete the associated evaluation to receive the contact hours. No partial credit will be awarded. Contact hours will be awarded for this activity until June 14, 2026. Session titles are as follows:

    • Strategies to Elevate Care Coordination and Outcomes for All
    • The Expanded Home Health VBP Model has Begun: Is Your Agency on Track?
    • The Anatomy of a Quality Measure
    • Driving Improved Care Transitions in Post-Acute Care
    • How MDS Changes Impact Quality Measures
    • OASIS-E: The Cross-Settings/IMPACT Act Update
    • Is Your QAPI Program Working?
    • Blurring the Lines: Improving Quality Performance Across the Continuum of Care

    Product Data Disclaimer
    Failure to complete all required product components before the product expiration date may result in permanent deletion of data pertaining to the product, including but not limited to product progress and exam results. Product expiration dates can be found on your learner dashboard.

    AAPACN’s learning management system is designed to reset progress data when completion requirements are unmet, allowing learners to repurchase/restart educational content.

  • 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 1 Component(s)

    C-Suite Financial Solutions Virtual Summit – Recorded Session packaged for on-demand viewing.

    Discover how your organization can navigate the challenges of reimbursement and regulations to elevate financial performance and enhance quality metrics. During this two-hour recorded virtual summit, you’ll learn how aligning facility operations leadership with nursing leadership can drive improvements in quality metrics, resulting in higher reimbursements and bolstered community reputation. Industry experts will discuss the tangible financial returns gained by investing in nurse development and certification.

    Packaged for on-demand viewing, the recorded session includes the audio and video recording from the live session which will be accessible in your AAPACN Learner Dashboard for up to one year. The recorded session is available as a free download thanks to sponsors Smartlinx, SimpliScreen, and Celtic Consulting.