GILLETTE, WY – Two Campbell County Health (CCH) employees recently
received certification as
Resident Assessment Coordinator Certification (RAC-CT) from the
American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC). Those who are certified include:
According to the AANAC, RAC-CT® certification is the nationally recognized
gold-standard in resident assessment in the long-term care nursing profession.
By earning it, individuals have shown their expertise in skilled nursing
facility prospective payment system and minimum data set (MDS 3.0) assessment.
Those with the certification are responsible for making patient assessments
in nursing care facilities and documenting vital information in regard
to the resident’s physical and psychological abilities. This documentation
is what enables the facility to provide medicinal treatment to its residents.
It is also how the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides Medicaid/Medicare reimbursements. Some of the tasks they
complete include navigating tough coding dilemmas with the most current
coding and regulatory knowledge, recover reimbursement and avoid overpayment,
recognize triggers that enhance the Quality measures and Five Star reports
and provide leadership to staff in documenting care provided.
The RAC-CT program consists of 10 education courses designed for long-term
care professionals with at least six months of experience with the MDS/RAI
process. To earn the RAC-CT the student must successfully complete 10
associated final certification exams with a score of 80% or higher. Recertification
is required every two years. Learn more at
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