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The LTC NAC Chat is a podcast brought to you by the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN). Our experts and guest speakers cover the hottest topics and breaking news in long-term care.

LTC NAC Chat American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN)

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

The LTC NAC Chat is a podcast brought to you by the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN). Our experts and guest speakers cover the hottest topics and breaking news in long-term care.

    Section GG: Key Insights into Determining Usual Performance

    Section GG: Key Insights into Determining Usual Performance

    In this podcast, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, chief nursing officer for AAPACN, and Jessie McGill, RN, BSN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, curriculum development specialist for AAPACN, discuss key insights to determine section GG usual performance.

    • 14 min
    Focus on Care Planning and How to Simplify the Process

    Focus on Care Planning and How to Simplify the Process

    In this podcast, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, chief nursing officer for AAPACN, and Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP, CRC, curriculum development specialist with AAPACN, discuss strategies for simplifying the care plan process.



    Additional Resource:




    Baseline Care Plan Tool

    • 15 min
    Advocate for Long-Term Care Through the DNS-EAP

    Advocate for Long-Term Care Through the DNS-EAP

    In this podcast, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, chief nursing officer for AAPACN, and Denise Winzeler, BSN, RN, LNHA, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, curriculum development specialist for AAPACN, discuss the opportunity for AAPACN members to advocate for long-term care through AAPACN’s Director of Nursing Services—Expert Advisory Panel (DNS-EAP).



    Additional Resources:Learn more and apply to become a member of the DNS-EAP here

    • 6 min
    Getting Care Area Assessments Back on Track

    Getting Care Area Assessments Back on Track

    In this podcast, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, chief nursing officer for AAPACN, and Jessie McGill, RN, BSN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, curriculum development specialist for AAPACN, discuss the common challenges nurse assessment coordinators (NACs) face with care area assessments (CAAs) and how they can get back on track.

    • 9 min
    Partner Podcast: MDS…The Hidden Piece of Your Facility’s Puzzle

    Partner Podcast: MDS…The Hidden Piece of Your Facility’s Puzzle

    In this podcast, Kim Hicks, vice president of business development for AAPACN, and Jessica Stucin, RN, BSN, LNHA, RAC-CT, RAC-CTA, assistant director of education for MDS Consultants, LLC, an AAPACN Diamond Business Partner, discuss some of the basics the MDS and RAI process, their impact, how they are foundational pieces of quality care, and the importance of working together with the interdisciplinary team for the best care outcomes.



    About MDS Consultants



    MDS Consultants provides a nurturing educational environment with an intense focus on MDS integrity, regulatory compliance, and reimbursement methodologies. Our per-diem, no long-term contracts have received positive feedback and have been highly looked upon as a solution that has assisted the skilled nursing community in optimizing their quality of care. We are a trusted supporter and can provide the following services:




    MDS Completion



    MDS System Management



    MDS Data Integrity Audits



    Medicare Documentation Audits



    Care Plan Audits



    ICD Coding Reviews    



    Case-Mix Management Strategies

    • 17 min
    Keep Quality Measures Hot During the Five-Star Freeze: Extended AAPACN Webinar Q&A  

    Keep Quality Measures Hot During the Five-Star Freeze: Extended AAPACN Webinar Q&A  

    In this podcast, Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP, CRC, curriculum development specialist for AAPACN, and Jessie McGill, RN, BSN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, curriculum development specialist for AAPACN, discuss a few outstanding questions that members asked during the recent AAPACN webinar, Keep Quality Measures Hot During the Five-Star Freeze.

    • 16 min

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