RAC-CTA - Ten-Course Set - Online + PDF

Upon completion of the Original Part A Program Requirements in a Skilled Nursing Facility for the Advanced Medicare Specialist course, the participant will be able to:

  • Define the four parts of the original Medicare benefit, eligibility, and enrollment requirements
  • Delineate the technical requirements for Medicare SNF coverage
  • Describe the physician certification and recertification requirements for SNF services
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize skilled nursing and skilled rehabilitation services and the daily skilled need

Note: There are three exam attempts per course.

RAC-CTA, online + PDF format. Non-refundable.

Save 5% immediately and get all 10 RAC-CTA courses by purchasing the easy-click online + PDF set!

The course was written by Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, CPC, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, Mary Chiles, RN, RAC-CT, Tammy Q. Kelly, PT, LNHA, RAC-CT, and Linda McCauslin, MA, RAC-CT

  • RAC-CTA Course - Beneficiary Notices for the Advanced Medicare Specialist

    Contains 5 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 Beneficiary Notices in a Skilled Nursing Facility for the Advanced Medicare Specialist course, the participant will be able to:

    • Identify the required beneficiary notices for Medicare Part A
    • Describe the timely delivery of the SNFABN
    • Explain the expedited determination process
    • Understand the provider responsibility of Part C (Medicare Advantage plans) beneficiary notices
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the beneficiary notices for Medicare Part B in a SNF
    • Audit the beneficiary notice process for compliance
    • Understand survey deficiencies related to beneficiary notices

    Note: There are two exam attempts per course.

    RAC-CTA, online + PDF format. Non-refundable.

    Save 5% immediately and get all 10 RAC-CTA courses by purchasing the easy-click online + PDF set!

    The course was written by Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, CPC, RAC-MT, DNS-CT and Tammy Q. Kelly, PT, LNHA, RAC-CT

  • RAC-CTA Course - Consolidated Billing for the Advanced Medicare Specialist

    Contains 5 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 Consolidated Billing in a Skilled Nursing Facility for the Advanced Medicare Specialist course, the participant will be able to:

    • Understand the Medicare claims processing system
    • Describe the form locators pertaining to a SNF
    • Ensure “clean claim” submission and timely payment
    • Understand the basics of consolidated billing
    • Apply the SNF responsibilities to consolidated billing
    • Identify the five major categories for SNF consolidated billing
    • Navigate the annual update files
    • Employ strategies for controlling costs under consolidated billing

    Note: There are two exam attempts per course.

    RAC-CTA, online + PDF format. Non-refundable.

    Save 5% immediately and get all 10 RAC-CTA courses by purchasing the easy-click online + PDF set!

    The course was written by Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, CPC, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, Linda McCauslin, MA, RAC-CT, and Nancy Curtis

  • RAC-CTA Course - Documentation Requirements for the Advanced Medicare Specialist

    Contains 5 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 Documentation Requirements in a Skilled Nursing Facility for the Advanced Medicare Specialist course, the participant will be able to:

    • Explain the most common problems with SNF documentation upon medical review
    • Describe technical problems with submitted records
    • Review qualitative documentation errors in nursing and therapy charting
    • Discuss critical thinking in the documentation process
    • Examine and discuss strengths and weaknesses in examples of SNF documentation
    • Describe supportive documentation by other members of the interdisciplinary team

    Note: There are two exam attempts per course.

    RAC-CTA, online + PDF format. Non-refundable.

    Save 5% immediately and get all 10 RAC-CTA courses by purchasing the easy-click online + PDF set!

    The course was written by Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, CPC, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, Mary Chiles, RN, RAC-CT, Tammy Q. Kelly, PT, LNHA, RAC-CT, and Linda McCauslin, MA, RAC-CT

  • RAC-CTA Course - Federal Quality Initiatives for the Advanced Medicare Specialist

    Contains 5 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 this course, the participant will be able to:

    • Identify the role of the Medicare specialist in overseeing and managing the facility’s Nursing Home Quality Initiatives
    • Describe the process for gathering and implementing improvement strategies for Quality Reporting Program measures
    • Detail the process for gathering and implementing strategies for improving readmission rates and Value-Based Purchasing publicly reported scores

    Note: There are two exam attempts per course.

    RAC-CTA, online + PDF format. Non-refundable.

    Save 5% immediately and get all 10 RAC-CTA courses by purchasing the easy-click online + PDF set!

    The course was written by Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

  • RAC-CTA Course - ICD-10-CM Coding for the Advanced Medicare Specialist

    Contains 5 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 ICD-10-CM Coding in a Skilled Nursing Facility for the Advanced Medicare Specialist course, the participant will be able to:

    • Explain ICD-10-CM coding conventions, general guidelines, and chapter-specific guidelines relevant to the long-term care setting
    • Assign ICD-10-CM codes accurately
    • Understand documentation required for ICD-10-CM assignment
    • Demonstrate appropriate assignment of admission and principal diagnoses in the medical record
    • Indicate proper use of ICD-10-CM in section I of the MDS, including how ICD-10-CM affects RUG scores
    • Understand the use of ICD-10-CM on bills and avoid denials
    • Show how accurate ICD-10-CM coding affects exclusions and covariates in Quality Measure reporting for long-term care

    Note: There are two exam attempts per course.

    RAC-CTA, online + PDF format. Non-refundable.

    Save 5% immediately and get all 10 RAC-CTA courses by purchasing the easy-click online + PDF set!

    The course was written by Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MTA

  • RAC-CTA Course - Leadership and Management of Clinical Reimbursement for the Advanced Medicare Specialist

    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 this course, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe the leadership role of the clinical reimbursement specialist
    • Detail the various systems that the clinical reimbursement specialist must monitor for accuracy
    • Understand the skill requirements needed when hiring for open nurse assessment coordinator (NAC) positions
    • Identify the various areas of training and education needed to on-board new and experienced NACs
    • Describe care coordination components
    • Detail how the MDS impacts survey outcomes and describe operational strategies needed for survey compliance
    • Describe CMS payment initiatives and their impact on the NAC role

    Note: There are two exam attempts per course.

    RAC-CTA, online + PDF format. Non-refundable.

    Save 5% immediately and get all 10 RAC-CTA courses by purchasing the easy-click online + PDF set!

    The course was written by Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

  • RAC-CTA Course - Managing the PDPM for the Advanced Medicare Specialist

    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 SNF PPS and the general framework of the PDPM
    • Understand the six components of PDPM
    • Calculate the daily per diem under PDPM
    • Explain the changes to the PPS assessment schedule
    • Delineate administrative presumption of skilled level of care
    • Identify the connection between the MDS and PDPM
    • Recognize the ongoing monitoring and oversight of therapy provisions by CMS
    • Prepare for the transition to PDPM

    Note: There are two exam attempts per course.

    RAC-CTA, online + PDF format. Non-refundable.

    Save 5% immediately and get all 10 RAC-CTA courses by purchasing the easy-click online + PDF set!

    The course was written by Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA

  • RAC-CTA Course - Medical Reviews and Oversight for the Advanced Medicare Specialist

    Contains 5 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 Medical Reviews and Oversight in a Skilled Nursing Facility for the Advanced Medicare Specialist course, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe the Medicare claim review process, including types of review, overpayment risk areas, and possible outcomes
    • Discuss Additional Development Requests and best practices for responding, to reduce error rates
    • Understand provider appeal rights and the Medicare appeals process
    • Explain operational strategies to improve claim compliance and preparedness for success under Medicare medical review

    Note: There are two exam attempts per course.

    RAC-CTA, online + PDF format. Non-refundable.

    Save 5% immediately and get all 10 RAC-CTA courses by purchasing the easy-click online + PDF set!

    The course was written by Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, CPC, RAC-MT, DNS-CT

  • RAC-CTA Course - Medicare Part B Therapy for the Advanced Medicare Specialist

    Contains 5 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 Part B Therapy in a Skilled Nursing Facility for the Advanced Medicare Specialist course, the participant will be able to:

    • Examine and discuss the requirements for qualified therapy under Medicare Part B
    • Explain the requirements for therapy documentation under Medicare Part B
    • Describe the basics of Part B therapy billing and how it differs from Part A
    • Detail the basics of the Part B therapy review process
    • Discuss how Part B therapy affects resident outcomes

    Note: There are two exam attempts per course.

    RAC-CTA, online + PDF format. Non-refundable.

    Save 5% immediately and get all 10 RAC-CTA courses by purchasing the easy-click online + PDF set!

    The course was written by Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, CPC, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, Liz Barlow, BSN, RN, CRRN, RAC-CT, DNS-CT, and Mark McDavid, OTR, RAC-CT, CHC

  • RAC-CTA Course - Original Part A Program Requirements for the Advanced Medicare Specialist

    Contains 5 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 Original Part A Program Requirements in a Skilled Nursing Facility for the Advanced Medicare Specialist course, the participant will be able to:

    • Define the four parts of the original Medicare benefit, eligibility, and enrollment requirements
    • Delineate the technical requirements for Medicare SNF coverage
    • Describe the physician certification and recertification requirements for SNF services
    • Demonstrate the ability to recognize skilled nursing and skilled rehabilitation services and the daily skilled need

    Note: There are two exam attempts per course.

    RAC-CTA, online + PDF format. Non-refundable.

    Save 5% immediately and get all 10 RAC-CTA courses by purchasing the easy-click online + PDF set!

    The course was written by Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, CPC, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, Mary Chiles, RN, RAC-CT, Tammy Q. Kelly, PT, LNHA, RAC-CT, and Linda McCauslin, MA, RAC-CT