Interview Template Tool

Nurse leaders want to hire candidates with the right characteristics and talents necessary to be successful in their jobs. AAPACN’s new Interview Template Tool allows the nurse leader to customize the desired characteristics and talents, based on the specific needs of the role, and provides behavioral-based questions to ask the …

PDPM At-a-Glance Tool

The PDPM At-a-Glance tool breaks down the complex methodology of each component used in the Patient-Drive Payment Model—physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), speech-language pathology (SLP), non-therapy ancillaries (NTA), and nursing. This tool provides key payment information organized to provide the nurse assessment coordinator (NAC) with quick access to understanding …

COVID-19 Diagnosis Coding Guidance Timeline for Auditing Claims Diagnosis Coding Tool

Recently, CMS resumed medical reviews for Medicare claims for dates of service after March 2020; however, it may be difficult for facility staff to audit COVID-19-related diagnoses due to how frequently guidance was updated from February 2020 through January 1, 2021. AAPACN’s COVID-19 Diagnosis Coding Guidance Timeline for Auditing Claims …

Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 Related Waivers At-a-Glance

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued several blanket waivers and updates, as well as terminated selected waivers. AAPACN has developed the SNF COVID-19 Related Waivers At-a-Glance tool to help nurse assessment coordinators identify which waivers are still on-going, which are terminated, as well as providing links …

Maximizing Your Pharmacy’s Benefits Tool

AAPACN’s latest set of tools provides nurse leaders with guidance on how to best utilize the pharmacy’s services and expertise and assists nurse leaders to collaborate with the pharmacist and maximize his or her expertise to benefit resident care outcomes. Access the Maximizing Your Pharmacy’s Benefits Tool here. For permission …