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Two CCH nurses at The Legacy earn Resident Assessment Coordinator Certifications

Two CCH nurses at The Legacy earn Resident Assessment Coordinator Certifications

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 www.aanac.org.

To learn more about The Legacy, visit www.legacywyo.org.