RAC-CT Certification Virtual Workshop 11/16/2022 MEHCA

Increase your knowledge of clinical assessment and care planning, completion of the MDS, the regulations surrounding the RAI/MDS process, and managing the PDPM by attending an AAPACN Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified (RAC-CT) certification workshop. Having the RAC-CT credential behind your name shows you are a knowledgeable and capable MDS professional. RAC-CT certification is the nationally recognized gold-standard in resident assessment in the long-term care nursing profession. By earning this credential, individuals have shown their expertise in skilled nursing facility prospective payment system and minimum data set (MDS 3.0) assessment.

The RAC-CT certification program consists of 10 education courses designed for post-acute care professionals with at least six months of experience with the MDS/RAI process. If you have less than six months of experience, consider taking MDS Essentials as a foundation to get you started and make sure you’re prepared to succeed in the RAC-CT program. To earn the RAC-CT credential, you must successfully complete the 10 associated final certification exams with a score of 80% or higher. There are three exam attempts per course. Recertification is required every two years

This workshop will be hosted online, through a virtual platform. Your registration includes three days of instruction from a Master Teacher, access to digital workshop materials, and access to the ten certification exams. We suggest downloading and saving each PDF to a device of your choice. Although not required, you may print the PDFs at your own expense. If you decide to print your  materials, please remember that changes and updates are continually incorporated into the workshop materials.

All times are listed in Mountain Standard Time (MST). If you are unsure what time this workshop will begin where you are, please use this link as a quick reference: www.worldtimebuddy.com


  • Days: November 16-18
  • Time: 6 am - 3 pm (MST), daily

Access additional program and workshop information (including CEs and cancellation policy) here.

Hosted by: Maine Health Care Association


Andrea Otis-Higgins, MBA, RN, MLNHA, RAC-MT, CHC


First Atlantic HealthCare

Andrea currently serves as the COO for a progressive, Maine-based post-acute care system. Among her previous positions, Andrea has served as the CEO to a non-profit post-acute care provider, corporate director of clinical services, corporate privacy officer, and as a manager of clinical operations for a large, multi-state healthcare provider. Andrea has taught extensively on the MDS, Medicare, quality improvement, and leadership subject matter. Named AANAC’s 2017 Contributor of the Year, she has been a master teacher for the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination for over a decade and currently serves as immediate Past-Chair to AANAC’s Expert Advisory Panel. Andrea is a licensed multi-level nursing home administrator, holds a certificate of graduate study in nursing education, and is certified in healthcare compliance.

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