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 …

AAPACN Onboarding Essentials: Welcoming Staff to Promote Retention Tool

Retaining a talented workforce is a top priority; to achieve this goal, leaders must create a welcoming onboarding experience. This toolkit presents education for department managers and administration as well as tools leaders can use to facilitate onboarding.   For permission to use or reproduce this tool in full or …

10-Week Nurse Assessment Coordinator Orientation Guide Tool

Orientation for a new nurse assessment coordinator (NAC) is a very complex and long process. It is important to establish a realistic schedule that will allow for effective learning but will not be overwhelming. AAPACN’s new 10-Week NAC Orientation Guide will help pace the orientation process and set the foundation …

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Retention Tip Sheet Tool

Leadership significantly affects CNA retention. To improve your facility’s CNA retention, as a leader, use the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Retention Tip Sheet that outlines the five leadership principles and 10 actions to help leaders cultivate better relationships with CNAs and retain these critical staff members. For permission to use …

MDS Items Impacting Reimbursement for RUG-IV, PDPM, and SNF QRP – Updated Tool

Do you know what MDS items impact reimbursement under the previously used RUG-IV system and now used under PDPM? Do you know which items are used to calculate the SNF QRP threshold? Use this quick guide, MDS Items Impacting Reimbursement for RUG-IV, PDPM, and SNF QRP, for easy reference to …