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Value of AAPACN Certification

The Value of AAPACN Certification

Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) employing at least one staff member with an AAPACN certification see higher five-star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) than those without certification. These findings, released in a December 2021 report and webinar by ABILITY Network, an Inovalon company, reveal higher ratings in all categories and demonstrate the value of AAPACN certification to your facility and organization.

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Facilities with AAPACN-Certified Staff See Higher Five-Star Ratings

Analysts at ABILITY compared CMS Five-Star site-of-care data published in July 2021 with AAPACN certification data for facilities employing at least one staff member holding a Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified (RAC-CT™), Director of Nurse Services-Certified (DNS-CT), or QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) certification. “We can determine a positive correlation, as AAPACN-certified SNFs had a higher overall star rating than the uncertified group,” said ABILITY’s Manager of Marketing Analytics.

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