Kinnser Blog

Archive: February 2010

Kinnser Software Contributes $25,000 to Charitable Causes

   by Chris Hester
In addition to providing the industry-leading Web-based home health software and world-class customer support for homecare agencies, Kinnser Software aims to help improve the quality of life for our community. Kinnser Software allocated $25,000 of its profits for two charitable organizations. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust In support… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Home Health Referral Marketing to Physicians in 5 Easy Steps (Part 1)

   by Mindy Pillow
When you market to physicians, everything depends upon your ability to capture their attention, differentiate your agency from its competitors and deliver a powerful message. How do you develop a successful strategy that will differentiate your agency and, ultimately, generate referrals? In part one of this article, we will discuss… Read more ›

Filed Under: Marketing

OASIS-C Pop Quiz - Answer #6

   by Kristi Wheeler
Question #6 What is the general intent of risk adjustment? Answer #6 The general intent of risk adjustment is to compensate or adjust for differences in case mix or risk factors (between an agency and a comparison sample) that should be taken into consideration if outcomes are to be compared… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical

OASIS-C Pop Quiz - Question #6

   by Mindy Pillow
Are you an OASIS-C expert? Test your knowledge of OASIS-C by answering the following question: Question #6 What is the general intent of risk adjustment? If you know the answer, respond by using our comment feature below. The first person to answer the question correctly will receive a free $10… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical

3 Tips to Maximize Physician Referrals

   by Kristi Wheeler
What makes your agency stand out? Imagine the options from which hospitals and physicians have to choose when they are ready to refer a patient to a home health agency. A competitive marketplace is precisely why your agency must handle every referral opportunity with care, work diligently to differentiate itself… Read more ›

Filed Under: Marketing

OASIS-C Pop Quiz - Answer #5

   by Kristi Wheeler
Question #5 What is the difference between an end-result outcome and a utilization outcome? Answer #5 An end-result outcome, also called a pure outcome, represents a change in patient health status between two or more time points in time, as evidenced by reported differences in the patient's physiologic, functional, cognitive,… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical

Home Health Medicare PS&R Analysis

   by Steve Telles
Home health agencies (HHAs) now have the ability to request and download their own Provider Statistical and Reimbursement (PS&R) Summary data using the Individuals Authorized to Access CMS Computer Services (IACS) system. The PS&R System provides statistical and payment data that agencies can use to prepare year-end Medicare cost reports… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing

Visit Kinnser at the TAHC&H Coding Seminar: Feb 16-18

   by Kristi Wheeler
Kinnser Software is pleased to attend the TAHC&H Coding Seminar next week, Feb 16-18, in Dallas, Texas: Seminar Title: "ICD-9-CM: Coding Essentials for Home Care Professionals" Speaker: Lisa Selman-Holman, JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C Location: Doubletree Dallas Hotel, near the Galleria Feb 16: Beginner Level, Coding Fundamentals Feb 17-18: Intermediate… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

OASIS-C Pop Quiz - Question #5

   by Mindy Pillow
Are you an OASIS-C expert? Test your knowledge of OASIS-C by answering the following question: Question #5 What is the difference between an end result outcome and a utilization outcome? If you know the answer, respond by using our comment feature below. The first person to answer the question correctly… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical

OASIS-C Pop Quiz - Answer #4

   by Kristi Wheeler
Question #4 The patient is admitted to home health services on 1/1/2010 for aftercare following a knee replacement. The patient is having severe postoperative pain, abnormality of gait, and has had an exacerbation in his HTN. The RN executes the comprehensive assessment on 1/1/2010. She leaves a message for the… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical

TAHC&H Recap: Top 10 Mistakes Homecare Managers Should Avoid (Part 4)

   by Mindy Pillow
On Day 2 of the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice (TAHC&H) Winter Conference, Kim Wilson, LVN, CHCE, COS-C, HSCD-D, and owner for the KRW Group, LLC, presented "Top Ten Mistakes Even Good Managers Make...From Someone Who's Made Them All." Today's blog will summarize the remaining mistakes #7-10 covered… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration

TAHC&H Recap: Top 10 Mistakes Homecare Managers Should Avoid (Part 3)

   by Kristi Wheeler
On Day 2 of the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice (TAHC&H) Winter Conference, Kim Wilson, LVN, CHCE, COS-C, HSCD-D, and owner for the KRW Group, LLC, presented "Top Ten Mistakes Even Good Managers Make...From Someone Who's Made Them All." Today's blog will summarize mistakes #5-6 covered in this… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration

OASIS-C Pop Quiz - Question #4

   by Mindy Pillow
Are you an OASIS-C expert? Test your knowledge of OASIS-C by answering the following question: Question #4 The patient is admitted to home health services on 1/1/2010 for aftercare following a knee replacement. The patient is having severe postoperative pain, abnormality of gait, and has had an exacerbation in his… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical