NASPAC -- Briggs University -- CRNAC and Other MDS Training Now Available On-line

The National Association of Subacute and Post Acute Care (NASPAC) and Briggs Corporation announce their joint venture, NASPAC-Briggs University. NASPAC-Briggs University is an on-line educational program for members of the health care industry. By participating in NASPAC's on-line Certified Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator (CRNAC) training program each participant will become certified in MDS. Also available is the MDS Beginner's Course Line-by-Line which details the MDS process in a simple but detailed explanation.

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Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) October 6, 2007

The National Association of Subacute and Post Acute Care (NASPAC) and Briggs Corporation announce their joint venture, NASPAC-Briggs University. NASPAC-Briggs University is an on-line educational program for members of the health care industry.

By participating in NASPAC's on-line Certified Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator (CRNAC) training program each participant will become certified in MDS. Also available is the MDS Beginner's Course Line-by-Line which details the MDS process in a simple but detailed explanation. The MDS Beginner's Course Line-By-Line is designed for people just starting or who have limited experience with MDS. The program allows the professional to learn to assess accurately - item by item, the implications of how the MDS response will effect the quality of care and how the MDS links to outcomes.

Working in collaboration with Bellevue University in Omaha Nebraska, these on-line courses are now available. These web training courses will earn each attendee Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits on-line. The courses were designed based on the desire of the health care community to establish an on-demand web based training program to reduce time out of the office, hotel cost and other travel expenses.

Some of the key topics covered by the CRNAC training program include Coordinating the MDS/Prospective Payment System (PPS) process, MDS/Documentation Review, Record Review, PPS-Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) III, Billing Issues, Quality Indicators and Measures, and CRNAC's roles and responsibilities. Professionals completing the CRNAC Certification or the Re-Certification Examination will earn 14 CEUs. Upon completion of the MDS Beginner's Course Line-by-Line 7.4 CEUs will be earned.

NASPAC is an organization that works collaboratively with industry providers, professionals, policy makers, both public and private, to assure access to quality health care with adequate reimbursement, while providing high quality educational programs for providers. For more information, please visit NASPAC at http://www.naspac.net or call 202.429.2700.

Briggs Corporation offers providers superior products and services for maintaining regulatory compliance, managing risk and achieving clinical excellence. For more information about Briggs, please visit http://www.BriggsCorp.com or call 1.800.247.2343.

About Briggs:
Serving more than 40,000 customers in the senior care, home care, acute care, and physician markets, Briggs is the leader in providing products and services for maintaining regulatory compliance, managing risk and achieving clinical excellence. The company provides a comprehensive set of 6,500 products, including documentation systems, medical products, staff training and patient education. Through its network of six distribution centers, the company is capable of 2-day, small-package ground delivery anywhere in the continental U.S. In 2007, Briggs celebrates its 60th year as a trusted partner to health care professionals. Visit Briggs online at http://www.BriggsCorp.com.

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