Kinnser Blog

Archive: December 2010

Happy Holidays!

   by Mindy Pillow
In the spirit of the holidays, the Home Health Blog will break from publishing for the rest of 2010, beginning Thursday, December 23. We will resume our normal business hours and publishing days on Monday, January 3. Kinnser Software thanks all of our customers, readers and contributing writers of the… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

2011 Final Rule Reminder: Important Home Health Face-to-Face Encounter Requirements

   by Mindy Pillow
Home health agencies are less than two weeks away from the January 1, 2011 implementation of new home health requirements for face-to-face encounters between a patient and his/her physician or non-physician practitioner. Recently, we published the National Association for Home Care & Hospice's (NAHC) summary of these changes and provided… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing, Legislation

Google Analytics for Home Health Websites (Part 1)

   by Mindy Pillow
Do you want to setup tracking for your home health website? Last week, we provided "5 Reasons Why Tracking Your Home Health Website is Important" and offered examples of things you can accomplish with a web analytics service. Web analytics services, such as Google Analytics, enable you to monitor web… Read more ›

Filed Under: Technology

Revised Home Health Advance Beneficiary Notice Now Available

   by Mindy Pillow
The revised Home Health Advance Beneficiary Notice (HHABN), Form CMS-R-296, is now available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. Home health agencies (HHAs) may begin to use the reformatted HHABN immediately, or HHAs may use either form through a transitional period that ends March 31, 2011.… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing

5 Reasons Why Tracking Your Home Health Website is Important

   by Mindy Pillow
Recently, I discovered that a startling number of home health agencies and therapy companies have not implemented web analytics services on their home health websites. Web analytics services, such as Google Analytics, enable you to track visitors to your website and analyze detailed statistics about these visitors to make informed… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Technology

Cahaba GBA Update: HHAs are Creating Billing Errors by Inappropriately Submitting a Second RAP

   by Mark Nowlen
Cahaba GBA has identified that home health agencies are creating billing errors by "inappropriately submitting a second Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) after their final claim has rejected with reason code C7080 due to overlapping a beneficiary's inpatient stay." In its December 8 email update, the Medicare contractor encouraged home… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing

6 Simple Ways to Use the Web for Home Health Recruiting

   by Mindy Pillow
Today, we provide six ways you can use online resources to hire quality employees for your home health agency or therapy company. 1. Start with Your Company Website List the new positions you have available on your website if you have control over your website or easy access to a… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Technology

Reminder: Timely Claims Filing Requirements

   by Mindy Pillow
Today, we provide an important reminder to our readers regarding the timely filing limits for submitting claims for Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) reimbursement: **If you have Medicare Fee-For-Service claims with service dates from Oct. 1, 2009 through Dec. 31, 2009, those claims MUST be filed by Dec. 31, 2010 or Medicare… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing

Happy 1-Year Anniversary to the Home Health Blog!

   by Mindy Pillow
It is our 1-year blog anniversary this week! The Home Health Blog is a valuable resource brought to you by Kinnser's online community of internal experts, partners and home health care professionals. We have published more than 160 informative articles (three days each week) since last November on the home… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Kinnser Software Announces $150,000 Donation to Austin Children’s Shelter

   by Mindy Pillow
In addition to providing innovative Web-based home health software solutions and industry-leading customer support for home health agencies, Kinnser Software is committed to helping organizations develop capable and independent members of our local community. After a visit to the Austin Children's Shelter (ACS), Kinnser President Christopher Hester made the decision… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events