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Archive: September 2011

4 Things to Do at the 2011 NAHC Conference, October 1-5

   by Mindy Pillow
The 2011 National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Conference kicks off this weekend, and we are preparing for the show. Are you? Kinnser is proud to exhibit at, and be a sponsor of, NAHC's Annual Meeting, October 1-5, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas,… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Congratulations to Kinnser’s New Lucky iPad 2 Winner

   by Mindy Pillow
Last week, Kinnser Software was a proud sponsor of the two-day "Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy" workshop in Charleston, SC. Today, we would like to congratulate our lucky iPad 2 winner, Christi J. from Mooresville, North Carolina, who was one of several customers and conference attendees with whom the Kinnser team… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

2011 Influenza Payment Rates

   by Mindy Pillow
As agencies gear up for the influenza season, questions often arise regarding the reimbursement rates for providing the flu vaccine to patients and the community. Agencies must consider two payment rates when providing vaccines - payment for the vaccine supply cost and payment to administer the vaccine. Last November, David… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing

New Webinar: How to Improve Point of Care with Touchscreen Tablets

   by Mindy Pillow
Are you considering a new touchscreen tablet for clinical Point of Care (POC) documentation? Touchscreen tablets, such as the iPad, are changing the way we work in home health. In fact, many home healthcare professionals are finding iPads and other touchscreen tablets to be excellent POC tools. Last week, we… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Clinical, News and Events, Technology

Hiring a Business Consultant: 5 Important Factors to Consider

   by Tom Boyd
For over thirty years, I have seen health care organizations hire business consultants and often wondered on what basis the consultant was hired. Various reasons have included golf or drinking buddies, mutual friends and receptiveness to a sales pitch. Little, if any, importance was given to references, the consultant's experience… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration

CMS Posts Medicare Learning Network Enrollment Fact Sheet to Help Educate Ordering Physicians

   by Mindy Pillow
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued new educational materials for physicians and other ordering and referring practitioners. This fact sheet provides education on the enrollment requirements for eligible ordering/referring providers. In the fact sheet CMS spells out who the requirements apply to as follows: The physician… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing

Home Health Tools: How to Research & Identify Your Next Tablet Computer

   by Mindy Pillow
Are you considering a new touchscreen tablet for clinical Point of Care (POC) documentation? Touchscreen tablets, such as the iPad, are changing the way we work in home health. In fact, many home healthcare professionals are finding iPads and other touchscreen tablets to be excellent POC tools. In our last… Read more ›

Filed Under: Technology

Join Kinnser at Upcoming Home Health Industry Events: September 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 September 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