Nursing Home Administrator AIT’s! Are you prepared for Phase 3 on NHAP and NAB exams?
How is Phase 3 different than Phase 1 and 2?
The changes to the Federal regulations have been so extensive since 2017 that CMS had to divide the implementation process into 3 Phases. The first two phases were the reorganization of content, revision or bettering of already existing regulations, adding new requirements to already existing laws, adding completely new regulations and changing all of the Ftag numbers. Phase 1 was completed November 2017 and Phase 2 in 2018. In Phase 1 and 2 SNF’s have been in the process of implementing the required tools/ P & P’s for data collecting (QAPI), training, emergency, infection control, trauma informed care, compliance & ethics in order to be ready for Phase 3 or “game day” Effective November 28th, 2019. Phase 3 is the final stage when all of the parts are put together to make the machine.
What does it mean to be ready for Phase 3?
The old mentality of document, document, document is gone. In fact, so much so that the new LTCSP is very clear that the priority in the new survey process is observation, interviews, complaints and lastly, record review to support or contradict the surveyors findings during observation, interviews, complaints, etc. All the papers, binders, forms, Policy and Procedures won’t help if contradictions are found during observations, interviews, complaints, etc. In fact, if the documentation contradicts their findings during interviews, observation, complaints, etc., the facility will be affected negatively.
How does Phase 3 affect AIT’s?
Its the difference between passing or failing!
Often times AIT’s feel the exams are trying to trick them. This is not the case. They are simply testing you on pertinent topics that you need to know as an Administrator and potential scenarios that may come up on daily, weekly or monthly basis. They want you to be prepared to be the best Administrator that you can be. The Exams are a way to ensure a certain level of knowledge prior to running a facility. As the Administrator, you are the leader and with that comes a huge amount of responsibility. It’s a very important position. AIT’s must be prepared to be tested on Phase 3.
How can I be prepared?
Our Pass Rate is Excellent!
Go to https://administratorintraining.com/ or call 818-882-8188. We have been assisting AIT’s across the country to prepare for the NHAP and NAB Exam for 12 plus years. It’s what we do. Go to https://lesleypowellceus.com/ for online continuing education for LNHA.
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