RAC-CT Certification Virtual Workshop 12/13/2023 by AHCA
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. You will have one year from the date of the workshop before they expire. 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 Eastern Time (ET). 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: December 13-15
- Time: 9 am - 6 pm (ET), daily
Access additional program and workshop information (including CEs and cancellation policy) here.
Hosted by: AHCA
Sarah Riggin, RN, RAC-MT
Sarah Riggin MDS Consultant
Sarah is an RN that has worked in the long-term care field since 1989. She has experience in the RAI process as an MDSC/Medicare manager, in both the private sector of LTC facilities and in the corporate level as an MDS coordinator, and a nurse consultant. She has provided assistance with management of the RAI process under crisis management teams and teaches the RAI process from first-hand experience. She teaches MDS and Medicare related material throughout the state of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. She obtained her MDS Certification through AANAC and is a Master Teacher for the RAC-CT certification courses. She was on the founding board of AANAC. She graduated from Ouachita Vocational/ Technical School in 1987 with her LPN degree; furthered her education at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR; and graduated with an AAS Degree in Nursing from Excelsior University in New York in 2005. She is currently employed as MDS nurse specialist for a consultant group based out of Fort Smith, AR.