One of the primary objectives of the NAB is to enhance the value of NAB to member boards and agencies. The NAB achieves this objective through the development of national standardized programs for credentialing, standards of practice and competency.
Outside of the NAB membership the organization is best known for the Nursing Home Administrators Examination. The NAB offers a variety of programs and resources to members and the publics we serve.
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Who approves providers and programs for continuing education for long term care administrators?
The NAB National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) offers a centralized service to providers of continuing education for program approval. State regulatory boards/agencies have the assurance that NCERS programs meet rigorous rules and regulations to assurance quality and relevance to the profession of long term care administrators. NCERS offers long term care administrators a single source for approved continuing education programs accepted as meeting licensure requirements in all but two states.
Who accredits undergraduate and graduate degree programs in long term care administration?
One of NAB's goals is to improve and strengthen the academic preparation of long term care administrators--a goal we believe educators share. NAB encourages improvement of baccalaureate and graduate level long term care administration (LTCA) programs by application of specific accreditation requirements to measure characteristics of a program, and by making judgments about the overall quality of the program.
Who develops the licensure examination for Nursing Home Administrators?
All 50 states and the District of Columbia nursing home administrator licensing boards and/or agencies administer the NAB Examination as a requirement for licensure.
Who develops the licensure examination for Residential Care/Assisted Living Administrators ?
This examination is required by those participating states who currently license residential care/assisted living administrators. Residents of all other states may make application to take the RC/AL exam for voluntary entry level competency if they meet the approved qualifications. The examination is available for use in any state that may be considering the licensure of assisted living administrators.
Who offers state licensing boards/agencies computer based administration of their state jurisprudence examinations?
The NAB offers a free service to state licensing boards/agencies to administer their state jurisprudence examinations through the same web based application system and test sites as the national examination programs. This service provides an efficient, cost effective and secure option for state exam administration. To learn more about this valuable no cost member program contact the NAB office at email@example.com.
Who offers registered agent representation to the Health Care Integrity Data Bank (HIPDB)?
The NAB offers a free service for NAB member boards/agencies to act as registered agent for reporting to the HIPDB. The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, acting through the Office of Inspector General (OIG), was directed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 to create the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB) to combat fraud and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery. Health care fraud burdens the nation with enormous financial costs and threatens the quality of health care and patient safety. Estimates of annual losses due to health care fraud range from 3 to 10 percent of all health care expenditures--between $30 billion and $100 billion based on estimated 1997 expenditures of over $1 trillion. The NAB is a registered agent for several NAB member boards and agencies.