Kinnser Blog

Archive: March 2010

Navigating the Web: Address Bar vs. Search Bar

   by Abdullah Hamad
Web browsers give you two tools for navigating the Internet: Address Bar Read more ›

Filed Under: Technology

6 Tips to Extend Your Laptop

   by Travis Ward
All laptop batteries lose their ability to hold a charge over time, but you can save money by extending the life of your laptop battery with the following seven tips: 1) Avoid extreme temperatures Do not expose your laptop to extreme hot or cold temperatures such as outside in hot… Read more ›

Filed Under: Technology

Make Your Cash Flow with Three Sevens in a Row

   by Mark Nowlen
In home health, true financial success has nothing to do with luck. The secret to hitting the jackpot is simple. Timely QA and documentation moves patients forward in your agency's workflow so you can stay on top of billing and increase your cash flow. When I provide home health agency… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration

3 Tips to Determine Proper Sequencing of Late Effects Codes

   by Kristi Wheeler
"A late effect is the residual effect (condition produced) after the acute phase of an illness or injury has terminated. There is no time limit on when a late effect code can be used. The residual may be apparent early, such as in cerebrovascular accident cases, or it may occur… Read more ›

Filed Under: Coding

Survey Results: Home Health Nurses and Paperwork

   by Mindy Pillow
How much time do you spend on patient paperwork compared to your peers? Last Wednesday, March 10, we asked home health nurses to complete a 2-question survey to determine how much time they spend, on an average day, working on patient paperwork/documentation. Based on one week of data, the survey… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical

OASIS-C Tip: M1320 and Stage II Pressure Ulcers

   by Kristi Wheeler
NEW RESOURCE: Download Kinnser's OASIS-C2 tip sheet to learn about the newest data set, effective January 1, 2017. A Stage II pressure ulcer, by definition, is partial thickness loss of dermis presenting as a shallow ulcer. It may also appear as a blister, either intact or ruptured. Because Stage II pressure ulcers… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing, Clinical, Coding

How Much Time Do Home Health Nurses Spend on Paperwork?

   by Mindy Pillow
A new study found that 74 percent of hospital nurses spend one quarter of their 12-hour shift on indirect patient care such as data collection, regulatory documentation and redundant paperwork. How much time do home health clinicians spend, on average, working on patient paperwork/documentation? If you are a home health… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical

Home Health Referral Marketing to Physicians in 5 Easy Steps (Part 2)

   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 discussed steps… Read more ›

Filed Under: Marketing

How to Map Multiple Destinations in Google Maps

   by Travis Ward
Let Google Maps help you create an easy-to-follow set of directions for your entire day! Step 1: Open your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.) and go to Google Maps Step 2: Enter the destination (where you want to go first) in the search field and click Search Maps… Read more ›

Filed Under: Technology

Find the Cheapest Gas in Your Area

   by Mindy Pillow
Gas is pricey these days and likely to get more expensive later this year. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average price for gas is $2.66 per gallon. What can you do to save money at the pump? You need a few tricks up your sleeve. The next… Read more ›

Filed Under: Technology