RAC-CTA Certification Virtual Workshop 6/19/2023 by Hansen Hunter

The Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified Advanced (RAC-CTA®) program is an advanced certification for clinical reimbursement leaders. This workshop provides advanced principles of clinical reimbursement, Medicare program compliance and integrity, RAI/MDS program integrity, leadership, ethical practice, managing medical review, accurate ICD-10 diagnosis coding, advanced strategies for payment oversight, and improving a facility’s quality measurement in all CMS quality programs. Whether you are a clinical reimbursement specialist in a regional, state, or national consultant, or are a professional in any aspect of MDS and Medicare compliance and oversight, this program will help you excel as a reimbursement leader. 

The RAC-CTA certification program consists of 10 education courses designed for post-acute care professionals with at least 1-2 years of experience with the MDS/RAI process. If you have less experience, consider MDS Essentials as a foundation to get you started and make sure you’re prepared to succeed in the RAC-CTA program. To earn the RAC-CTA 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 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: June 19, 20, 22
  • Time: 10 am - 6:30 pm (ET), daily

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

Hosted by: Hansen Hunter & Co.


Carol Maher, RN-BC, RAC-MTA, RAC-MT, CPC

Director of Education

Hansen Hunter & Co. P.C.

Carol Maher is a board certified gerontological registered nurse with over 30 years long-term care experience who has worked in long-term care in many roles. She worked as the MDS coordinator in a 300-bed skilled nursing facility in Pennsylvania for eight years before moving to CA to become the MDS coordinator/director for a 1200-bed skilled nursing facility in San Francisco. She has also worked as the MDS coordinator in a skilled nursing facility that typically had 60-75 residents on Medicare daily, in addition to 160 long-term care residents. Most recently, she was the senior vice president of utilization services and director of reimbursement for large multi-facility organizations.

Carol has worked as one of the Gold Standard Nurses for MDS 3.0, serving on the RAP workgroup to prepare the way for the CAAs for MDS 3.0, and participating on a number of Technical Expert Panels related to MDS, Quality Measures, and care planning. A sought-after speaker, she has given presentations at AANAC, AHCA, and LeadingAge national conferences as well as many state organization presentations. She is also a frequent author of articles related to the RAI process and PPS. Carol served as a member of the AANAC Board of Directors for nine years. She is presently serving on the AANAC Expert Advisory Panel and as an AANAC Master Teacher. Ms. Maher is the director of education for Hansen Hunter & Co., providing MDS and Medicare classes across the country, presenting monthly educational webinars, and completing compliance audits. She is the author of the Long-Term Care MDS Coordinator’s Field Guide (HCPRO 2016).

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