RAC-CTA - Managing the PDPM for the Advanced Medicare Specialist - Online + PDF

Upon completion of the Managing the Patient-Driven Payment Model in a Skilled Nursing Facility for the Advanced Medicare Specialist course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the methodology and philosophy of the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) and the general framework of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM)
  • Audit the six components of PDPM for accuracy
  • Calculate the daily per diem under PDPM
  • Understand the PPS assessment schedule
  • Recognize the ongoing monitoring and oversight of PDPM by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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The course was written by Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA and Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP, CRC.

1.75 contact hours will be awarded for this continuing nursing education activity. Learners must complete the entire education activity and associated evaluation to receive the contact hours. No partial credit will be awarded. Contact hours will be awarded for this activity until January 6, 2026.


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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 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    One of ten parts of the RAC-CTA 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 Managing the Patient-Driven Payment Model in a Skilled Nursing Facility for the Advanced Medicare Specialist course, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe the methodology and philosophy of the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) and the general framework of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM)
    • Audit the six components of PDPM for accuracy
    • Calculate the daily per diem under PDPM
    • Understand the PPS assessment schedule
    • Recognize the ongoing monitoring and oversight of PDPM by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    The course was written by Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA and Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP, CRC.

    1.75 contact hours will be awarded for this continuing nursing education activity. Learners must complete the entire education activity and associated evaluation to receive the contact hours. No partial credit will be awarded. Contact hours will be awarded for this activity until January 6, 2026.


    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 3 Component(s)

    One exam of certification program

    One of ten exams required to earn certification.


    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.