Kinnser Blog

Archive: May 2011

Helping Those Affected by Record-breaking Storms

   by Mindy Pillow
Catastrophic tornadoes continue to devastate the country's heartland just weeks after a record-breaking tornado outbreak pummeled the South with some of the deadliest storms we've seen in over 50 years. On Sunday, May 22, an EF-5 tornado - the deadliest single tornado on record since 1950 - ripped through Joplin,… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Urgent Notice for Post-Acute Providers Participating in Discharge Planning Systems

   by Elizabeth Hogue
On May 20, 2011, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the primary enforcer of fraud and abuse prohibitions, posted Advisory Opinion 11-06. This Opinion makes it clear that post-acute providers that pay hospitals to participate in e-discharge planning systems likely violate… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Legislation

3 Must-Haves for an Effective Home Health Agency Website

   by Merrily Orsini
With broadband becoming the standard, and with computer availability/comfort/usage expanding across the generations, more people are searching for answers and resources on the Internet. There is still the need to talk to a human, and to get a feeling of comfort prior to selecting and buying, but the initial search… Read more ›

Filed Under: Marketing, Technology

3 Quick Tips for Handling Home Health Agency Referrals

   by Ted Ferris
The fastest-growing segment of home health referrals is from consumers, or patients in the community. Patients and their families are calling in more often these days, and it is a reflection of the advertising and marketing being done in the community today by our industry and agencies around the country.… Read more ›

Filed Under: Marketing

Congratulations to Two Lucky iPad 2 Winners!

   by Mindy Pillow
May is an exciting month for state home health conferences, and we are traveling across the country to meet many of our respected clients, blog readers and partner organizations in-person at these events. Last week, Kinnser was an exhibitor at, and proud sponsor of, the 2011 California Association for Health… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Join Kinnser at Upcoming Home Health Industry Events: May 2011 (Part 2)

   by Mindy Pillow
Kinnser Software is a proud to exhibit at, and be a sponsor of, several key home health industry events across the country in May 2011. Today, we provide a quick overview of events taking place during the last few weeks of the month. We encourage everyone to stop by Kinnser's… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Make Home Health Referral Tracking Easy: Adopt a Referral Log

   by Ted Ferris
Are you currently tracking all of your calls, referrals and referral sources? Home health referral tracking is a vital component to your agency's success. Like that old saying, if you don't know where you came from, how can you know where you're going? The same applies here. If you don't… Read more ›

Filed Under: Marketing

Celebrating 2011 National Nurses Week

   by Mindy Pillow
Today, we would like to celebrate National Nurses Week and pay tribute to the millions of nurses in the nation who provide highly skilled, safe and quality care in a variety of settings, and who encounter increased challenges to their professional and ethical commitment to deliver essential health care. National… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

10 Things to Look for in a Tablet Computer (Part 1)

   by David Tapia
Are you considering a new tablet computer for clinical Point of Care (POC) documentation? To maximize your investment, you must choose an easy-to-use POC device that will contribute to your success. This article is the first in a 2-part series of articles designed to help you compare your options effectively.… Read more ›

Filed Under: Technology

New Techniques Boost Traditional Home Health Marketing Efforts

   by Merrily Orsini
It's easy to get caught up in the buzz surrounding social media, web presence, online advertising and all the "new" ways to market your agency. Almost every day there is a new online marketing tool, and trying to adapt to every emerging web technique often results in "shoot from the… Read more ›

Filed Under: Marketing, Technology

Join Kinnser at Upcoming Home Health Industry Events: May 2011

   by Mindy Pillow
Kinnser Software is a proud to exhibit at, and be a sponsor of, several key home health industry events across the country in May 2011. Today, we provide a quick overview of events taking place during the first three weeks of the month. We encourage everyone to stop by Kinnser's… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Top-5 Kinnser Home Health Blog Posts: April 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 published in April 2011: Overview of Newly-Enforced Home Health Requirements… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events