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NAAPCC DOES MEET FEDERAL TAG #658
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

NOTICE TO ALL ACTIVITY PROFESSIONALS

Contrary to a notice posted 7-1-20 sent out by another organization, NAAPCC DOES meet federal Tag #658 as it is written and will post the full regulation on our website. You can also find it at the CMS website. The regulation states that CMS accepts the standards of ANY accrediting body or State Association, not just NAAP. The Training courses accepted under F Tag 680 only have to meet State approval. They DO NOT need to meet NAAP's approval or be accepted by them. NAAP is a membership organization for Activity Professionals, just as there are other organizations for Activity Professionals. No organization has the authority to approve someone else's work or decide what CMS will accept, nor is that stated anywhere in the regulations. NAAP has their own education and it would be a conflict of interest for them to approve or not approve other courses. The Creators of the NAPT course have no obligation to hand it over to  anyone else for review. While NAAP is mentioned by name in one section, along with several other entities in F Tag 658, it is not an exclusive recognition, and following NAAP's name is the word "etc", meaning other organization standards are also recognized, including State Associations and Accrediting bodies, which does in fact include NAAPCC. Please be assured the information released is inaccurate. CMS has been recognizing and accepting NAAPCC certifications since 2011 and they also accept any State approved course per F Tag 680. If NAAP chooses to not promote other courses or certifications, that is their right, but they have no authority to decide what meets regulations. Please read below! The Highlighted sections dictate how NAAPCC meets the regulation. NAAPCC Standards are posted on the website. Recommended resources for manuals, etc., are also located on our website.

o   F658 GUIDANCE §483.21(b)(3)(i)
“Professional standards of quality” means that care and services are provided according to accepted standards of clinical practice. Standards may apply to care provided by a particular clinical discipline or in a specific clinical situation or setting. Standards regarding quality care practices may be published by a professional organization, licensing board, accreditation body or other regulatory agency. Recommended practices to achieve desired resident outcomes may also be found in clinical literature. Possible reference sources for standards of practice include:
Current manuals or textbooks on nursing, social work, physical therapy, etc.
Standards published by professional organizations such as the American Dietetic
Association, American Medical Association, American Medical Directors Association, American Nurses Association, National Association of Activity Professionals, National Association of Social Work, etc.
• Clinical practice guidelines published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
• Current professional journal articles.

 
 
 
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Our credentials are recognized by CMS under F tags 658 and 680.

 
 
 

If you have any questions or concerns please call the office at 303-317-5682 or email us at naapcc.office@gmail.com.

 
 
We're here to assist you in any way we can. NAAPCC
 
 
NAAP Credentialing Center
 

17840 Weymouth Ave, Parker
CO 80134 United States

 
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Question , so I live in Ca and only thing required is the 36 hours..  Do you think it be best just to get the NAAP course and get certified that way?  I have the 36 hours and I have a Occupational Therapy Assistant degree too.

 

thank you

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The certifications recognized under CMS F Tag 680 are the NAAPCC AP-BC & AC-BC, NCCAP ADC & ACC, CTRS, OTR, and COTA. 

Hi,   The certificate that you have is accepted and can be used towards the certification from NAAPCC . Call them and ask about your degree, they will set you on the best path, your experience counts with them..    their contact info : NAAPCC  at 303-317-5682 or email us at naapcc.office@gmail.com.  You can take our course if you wish, or they have an amazing text book that will assist you thru the activity National Board Certification Exam. Call them and if you need any other requirements or want to join our class, we would love to have you. ActivityDirector.org  admin@activitydirector.net   Its exciting to have a credentialing center that uses your experience to save you time. 

Dang I love the NAAPCC !     thanks Pennie

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     Thank you for correcting the information that was released. I recently took the test for certification with NAAPCC and it was a very comprehensive and thorough test. It was not a simple easy test to get you certified. You had to know the information in order to complete and pass. I would recommend this avenue to anyone especially if finances are a struggle for MEPAP I & II. I did purchase the book for long-term care seventh edition and without that I would have struggled.
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    Celeste is awesome!! Anytime i have a question she gets right back with me and she is very informative. At first I didn't know if i was going to like the new course just for the fact my MEPAP course was the own pace and I work Full time plus have 3 kids. But i am loving it! It is very structured and with due dates I feel like i am holding myself more accountable for completed assignments sooner than later. It has actually been a beneficial change for me.. Thanks so much!!!
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    Good Evening I wanted to let you know that I had completed mepap 1 and had only a couple weeks left of mepap 2 so I had looked at path 2 and have taken the activities test and passed so just sending in the application. I wanted to thank you for giving all your time to us even while Kathy was ill. It didn't go unnoticed, you was a great support and helpful at ideas or even different ways of changing thoughts to positive while feeling defeated. Thank You Stacey Passa AP-BC
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