• 34th Annual GAPNA Conference 
    Sep. 30-Oct. 3, 2015

    Creating a Culture of Excellence in the Care of Older Adults

    Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, TX

    Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information Available. Check out the new Exhibitor Toolkit!

    Get Details & Register Online Now!

  • NEW: The GAPNA Clinical Resource Corner

    Designed Especially
    for the Gerontological Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

    With over 65 categories, the short features/articles contain valuable information tailored especially for Gerontological APRN's that will help them with patients, as well as increase their knowledge of this field of nursing. All of the articles directly affect, involve, and impact the elderly.

    Go to the GAPNA Clinical Resource Corner

  • AwardGAPNA Health Affairs Scholarship

    Now is the time to apply - all applications due by October 15, 2015.

    The Health Affairs Scholarship is intended to provide assistance to a GAPNA member who wishes to attend the annual American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Health Policy Conference by granting them up to $1,500 to be used for registration fees, travel, lodging, and other conference-related costs.

    Read about it: click "Health Affairs Scholarship" on the next page

  • FREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Aging and Obesity: Essentials for Your Practice"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2014 Annual Conference)


    Get Your Free CNE Now!

  • Poster Presentation2014 GAPNA Conference Poster Presentations are Now Available!

    Note the latest trends in the care, education, and research of the older adult population.

    Considering presenting a poster for the 2015 conference? Review some of the current posters now to get ideas for next year. GAPNA invites submissions for group projects as well as individual poster presenters.

    View the Poster Presentations

  • GAPNA’s Career Center: Your Opportunity Awaits!Career Center

    Are you contemplating changing positions or employers? Do you have to move to a new area and can’t transfer within your current company?

    Maybe your company has an opening and wants to find a qualified individual to fill the vacancy?

    Visit GAPNA'S Career Center

  • Recruit Members, Earn Rewards!
    Participate in our Member-Get-A-Member Program

    INVITE colleagues to join GAPNA
    SHARE how you've grown personally & professionally as a GAPNA Member
    REWARD = the more new members you recruit, the MORE REWARDS YOU EARN!

    Get Started Recruiting!

     

Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs)

RUGs are used in SNF and in the Veterans Administration to determine reimbursement for services, or prospective payment services (PPS). The amount is determined by the amount and intensity of services needed by the resident. In the SNF, data from the MDS is used to determine the RUG category, and thus, the reimbursement on a daily rate.

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