Kinnser Blog

Archive: June 2011

4 Tips for Starting Your Home Health Agency

   by Merrily Orsini
By now, many home care, home health and hospice agencies are actively using Facebook, Twitter, blogs and more to build their company profiles and to drive search engine optimization (SEO) results. As you become more familiar with how you can market via these mediums, think about another great concept that… Read more ›

Filed Under: Marketing, Technology

10 Things to Look for in a Tablet Computer (Part 2)

   by David Tapia
Are you considering a new tablet computer for clinical Point of Care (POC) documentation? In Part 1 of this series, we shared five things to look for in a tablet computer. Today, we provide five additional features to consider when purchasing a tablet for POC documentation. 6. Performance As you… Read more ›

Filed Under: Technology

Understanding the Cost of Education for your Home Health Agency (Part 2)

   by Peggy Patton
Understanding your organization's continuing education costs is vital to appropriate, and justified, budget planning. Now is the time to evaluate your options and make smart education decisions. In Part 1 of this series, we explored some of the indirect and direct costs of education to help you to understand your… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration

Help NAHC Administer Face-to-Face Encounter Surveys to Physicians by June 24

   by Mindy Pillow
The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) has initiated a nationwide survey of physicians regarding the Medicare home health face-to-face encounter requirements. This survey will help NAHC to inform federal government policymakers about the important issues related to the regulation. The organization has asked for your help in… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Legislation

CMS Extends Home Health Quality Improvement Campaign

   by Mindy Pillow
The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) has officially extended the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign - a grassroots movement designed to unite home health stakeholders and multiple health care settings under the shared vision of reducing avoidable hospitalizations and improving medication management. Today, we provide more… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration

CMS Confirms Indefinite Delay in Phase II PECOS Implementation

   by Mindy Pillow
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has received confirmation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that Phase II of the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) implementation has "most certainly been delayed" until further notice. On Wednesday, June 8, NAHC reported that the… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing

Understanding the Cost of Education for Your Home Health Agency (Part 1)

   by Peggy Patton
In our current economic climate, continuing education budgets are quick to see cuts, or disappear altogether, as many organizations look for innovative cost savings and ways to trim expenses. Home health organizations are no exception. Too often the education budget is scarce or nonexistent in home health organizations. Those responsible… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration

Join Kinnser at Upcoming Home Health Industry Events: June 2011

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

Filed Under: News and Events

Congratulations to the NY HCA Conference iPad 2 Winner!

   by Mindy Pillow
Last month, Kinnser was an exhibitor at, and proud sponsor of, the 2011 Home Care Association of New York State's (HCA) Membership Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY. Today, we would like to congratulate our lucky iPad 2 winner, Mary Z. from New York, who was one of several customers and… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Top-5 Kinnser Home Health Blog Posts: May 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. Today, we provide you with a list of the five most popular Kinnser Home Health Blog articles published in May 2011: 10 Things to Look… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events