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RAC-CTA

RAC-CTA – Advanced Certification

Online +PDF 10-course set– Members: $760 |  Non-members: $1,520
Workshop – Members: $765 |  Non-members: $969
Continuing Education:
 34.82 CE hours for online; 22.5 CE hours for workshop

Certification for the Medicare Specialist

For the MDS professionals looking to take their experience to a higher level, AAPACN’s Resident Assessment Coordinator – Certified Advanced (RAC-CTASM) education program and certification provides advanced principles of clinical reimbursement, Medicare program compliance and integrity, RAI/MDS program integrity, leadership, ethical practice, managing medical review, accurate ICD-10 diagnosis coding, advanced strategies for payment oversight, and improving a facility’s quality measurement in all CMS quality programs.

RAC-CTA Certified Nurse

Is RAC-CTA right for you?

Whether you are a clinical reimbursement specialist in a regional, state, or national consultant, or are a professional in any aspect of MDS and Medicare compliance and oversight, this program will help you excel as a reimbursement leader. NOTE: Having a RAC-CT is no longer a requirement for this advanced certification program.

We recommend at least one to two years of consulting experience with the RAI Process, MDS 3.0, and Medicare billing to get the most out of the program. If you have less than that, you may want to consider starting with the RAC-CT certification program to make sure that you’re prepared to succeed in the RAC-CTA Advanced Certification program.

Course Content

The 10-course program is available online or as a workshop. Each of the 10-courses has an associated exam. 

Course highlights:

  • Managing the Patient-Driven Payment Model in a SNF for the Advanced Medicare Specialist (CE: 1.75 hours)
  • Original Part A Program Requirements in a SNF for the Advanced Medicare Specialist (CE: 2.72 hours)
  • Documentation Requirements in a SNF for the Advanced Medicare Specialist (CE: 3.1 hours)
  • ICD-10-CM Coding in a SNF for the Advanced Medicare Specialist (CE: 4.23 hours)
  • Beneficiary Notices in a SNF for the Advanced Medicare Specialist (CE: 4.22 hours)
  • Consolidated Billing in a SNF for the Advanced Medicare Specialist (CE: 3.42 hours)
  • Medicare Part B Therapy in a SNF for the Advanced Medicare Specialist (CE: 3.48 hours)
  • Medical Reviews and Oversight in a SNF for the Advanced Medicare Specialist (CE: 3.49 hours)
  • Federal Quality Initiatives in a SNF for the Advanced Medicare Specialist (CE: 6.66 hours)
  • Leadership and Management of Clinical Reimbursement in a SNF for the Advanced Medicare Specialist (CE: 1.75 hours)

Course Formats

AAPACN provides a format that fits your learning style. Every format offers immediate access to online quizzes and the final exam, including:

  • Live Workshops – Complete the final exams online after receiving live instruction from a Master Teacher.
  • Online Courses Plus PDF – Complete the course and final exam online, and print a PDF of each course manual for future reference.

Visit the AAPACN Learner Dashboard Education FAQs page for more information and to download the Candidate Handbook.

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