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Archive: February 2011

CMS to Conduct Home Health Open Door Forum: March 2, 2011

   by Mindy Pillow
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will conduct a Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum this Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 2 p.m. (EST). The CMS Open Door Forum provides an excellent opportunity for home health professionals to engage in live dialogue with CMS… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

5 Reasons to Consider an Online Fax Service for your Home Health Business

   by Mindy Pillow
Do you use a fax machine at your home health agency? Would you like to send and receive faxes by email and via the Internet rather than via a fax machine? Fax machines cost money to purchase, and the cost of paper or toner can add up easily if you… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Technology

TAHC&H Highlights: Success Strategies for Home Health Supervisors

   by Mindy Pillow
Last week, the Kinnser Software team attended the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice (TAHC&H) Winter Conference in Austin, TX. TAHC&H offered some excellent educational sessions on topics related to HR, marketing, billing and more. I had the pleasure of attending one of these sessions "Success Strategies for Supervisors:… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration

CMS Issues Manual Instructions for Home Health Face-to-Face Encounters

   by Mindy Pillow
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an update to the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual (Pub 100-02), Chapter 7 via Transmittal 139 issued Wednesday, February 16. The CMS revised Chapter 7 to "incorporate the new face-to-face encounters with a physician due to the provisions mandated by the… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing, Clinical

6 Tips to Optimize Your Home Health Website

   by Mindy Pillow
How often do you look up a phone number in the Yellow Pages? As more people skip the phonebook and search online for businesses, it is becoming more important for your website to be listed in Google Maps. The additional exposure will help you to generate more traffic to your… Read more ›

Filed Under: Marketing, Technology

Top 3 Reasons Why Splash Pages are Bad for your Home Health Website

   by Mindy Pillow
Does your home health website include a splash page or welcome screen that prevents visitors from accessing your homepage? Recently, I discovered that several home health agencies are still using splash pages as an introductory page to their websites. Nearly every seasoned web designer today will tell you to avoid… Read more ›

Filed Under: Marketing, Technology

CMS Releases New HH PPS Pricer Tool

   by Mindy Pillow
The new Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) PC Pricer tool used to estimate Medicare payments is now available as a free download on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. Each version of the HH PPS PC Pricer contains software designed to calculate payments for a… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing

Join Kinnser Software at the 2011 TAHC&H Winter Legislative Conference

   by Mindy Pillow
Are you attending the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice (TAHC&H) Winter Legislative Conference next week? Stop by table #7 February 16-17 at the Doubletree Hotel in Austin, Texas to receive a warm welcome from the Kinnser Software team. The "Home Care & Hospice Champions" conference will provide an… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

OIG Offers Free Medicare Compliance Seminars for Local Health Care Providers

   by Mindy Pillow
Are you creating a culture of Medicare compliance within your home health agency? The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced Monday that it will offer a series of six free seminars in 2011 to educate local health care providers, compliance professionals and their… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing, Clinical

Top-5 Kinnser Blog Posts: January 2011

   by Mindy Pillow
Kinnser publishes blog articles every week on the home health industry's most pertinent issues related to billing, administration, clinical, marketing, coding, legislation, technology and more. Please use the links below to read the most popular Kinnser home health blog articles in January 2011: How to Take Advantage of the "Dry… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events