Kinnser Blog

Archive: July 2010

CMS Proposes 2011 Medicare Home Health Payment Rates

   by Mindy Pillow
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) formally published the Proposed Rule on the 2011 Medicare home health payment rates in the Federal Register July 23. Effective January 1, 2011, the Proposed Rule includes several regulatory changes in addition to the payment rates. Today, we will share highlights from… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing, Coding, Legislation

Don’t Have Time to Develop a Website Today? Buy Your Domain.

   by Mindy Pillow
Does your home healthcare business have a website? Whether you own a home health agency, a therapy company or a home health consulting business, having a website to represent your brand online is important. The first, easy step is to identify the domain name you want to use for the… Read more ›

Filed Under: Technology

Selecting the Type of Bill for RAPs and EOEs

   by Mark Nowlen
Occasionally, we receive questions from Kinnser customers regarding the Type of Bill (TOB) to use for a Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) or an End of Episode (EOE) claim. The Type of Bill field indicates the type of bill for the purposes of third party processing of the claim. Code… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing

Kinnser Sponsors HCSSA Advanced Administrator Training Program July 28-29

   by Mindy Pillow
Kinnser is pleased to sponsor the HCSSA (Home and Community Support Services Agencies) Advanced Administrator Training Program. This program, conducted by Juanda Orr, RN C, will benefit home health agencies owners/administrators and staff. The event will take place in McAllen, TX at the Holiday Inn Express July 28-29. During lunch,… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Home Health Feeds and Newsletters

   by Mindy Pillow
Today, we will share a brief list of valuable home health resources you can use, in conjunction with the Kinnser Home Health Blog, to receive timely updates and stay current with new developments in the home health care industry: Consulting & News Anderson & Tuttle Anderson & Tuttle's home health… Read more ›

Filed Under: Technology

Upcoming Industry Billing Training Opportunities

   by Mindy Pillow
If you are new to home health, or you need a refresher course on home health billing, take advantage of billing training opportunities available this summer: CahabaGBA's "Home Health Billing - Part 1" Webinar July 27, 2010, 12:00 - 2:00pm (CST) This Webinar will provide basic education regarding home health… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing

NAHC’s Recommendations for Home Health Agencies Regarding PECOS Enrollment

   by Mindy Pillow
On July 6, the regulation officially went into effect requiring all physicians, who order or refer Medicare patients for home health services, to have an approved enrollment record or a valid opt-out record in the Medicare Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) database. However, based on a recent message… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing

Top-5 Kinnser Blog Posts: June 2010

   by Mindy Pillow
Today, we would like to share Kinnser's top-5 blog posts throughout the month of June. Please use the links below to read last month's most popular articles: Billing Alert: CMS Discontinues Source of Admission Codes B&C Effective July 1 *Updated July 9, 2010* Unrestricted Access to Medical Records by Surveyors… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Yes, Kinnser’s Agency Manager is Compatible with the Apple iPad

   by Mindy Pillow
Over the past few weeks, Kinnser has received a large number of calls, emails and blog comments regarding the iPad, its use in home health care and its use in conjunction with Kinnser's Agency Manager. Yes, it is compatible with the Apple iPad. Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Introducing Kinnser Software’s Facebook Page

   by Mindy Pillow
Kinnser Software is officially on Facebook! Are you? We encourage everyone to visit our Page and become a fan of Kinnser Software to follow our blog posts and upcoming industry events. Receive timely updates and information regarding industry news, educational events, videos and white papers/case studies. Connect with Kinnser Software… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Hurricane Season Preparedness

   by Mindy Pillow
As we have seen from the storm that made landfall overnight in Mexico and south Texas, it is important to be prepared for severe weather. See the information from TAHC about counties in Texas that are affected and what should be done at http://www.tahc.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=3072 For Kinnser clients in the affected… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration

PECOS Update: CMS Fixes Bugs in Enrollment Process, Will Not Reject Claims

   by Mindy Pillow
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice yesterday that it is "working with providers to address concerns about enrollment in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries continue to receive the health care services and items they need." While the… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing