Kinnser Blog

Archive: December 2011

Happy Holidays 2011!

   by Mindy Pillow
In the spirit of the holidays, the Home Health Blog will break from publishing for the rest of 2011, beginning Friday, December 23. We will resume our normal business hours and publishing days on Tuesday, January 3. Kinnser Software thanks all of our customers, readers and contributing writers of the… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

6 Tips for More Effective Home Care Software Training Sessions

   by Mindy Pillow
Has your home health agency recently selected or considered selecting a new home care software solution? Training is your key to a successful implementation; you will save time and money in the long run if you effectively utilize the training resources available to you. Today, we provide some helpful tips… Read more ›

Filed Under: Technology

2012 HH PPS Payment Timelines

   by Mindy Pillow
The Federal Register published Nov. 4, 2011 provided the final rule that updates the home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) rates. The notice details changes to the national standardized 60-day episode rates and per-visit LUPA rates based on the market basket update and the case-mix creep adjustment. Additionally, this… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing, Legislation

CMS Issues New Guidance Regarding Face-to-Face Documentation Requirements

   by Mindy Pillow
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new guidance to Medicare contractors and home health agencies regarding Face-to-Face (F2F) encounter requirements. This was in response to National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) reports to CMS of denials of payment based on what NAHC believed were inappropriate… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing, Legislation

Kinnser Software Donates $225,000 in Scholarship Funds to Help ACC Nursing Students

   by Mindy Pillow
This morning, Kinnser announced that the company will award $225,000 in scholarship funds to the Austin Community College (ACC) Foundation for students enrolled in the college's Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) and Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) programs. Over the next five years, the Kinnser Software Scholars Program will award 90… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical

Save the Date: 2012 Kinnser User Conference

   by Mindy Pillow
Kinnser is proud to announce the company will host its second annual Kinnser User Conference, May 15-17, 2012, at the Hilton Austin in vibrant Austin, Texas. If you are a Kinnser user, don't miss this momentous event! Save the date today. (Conference registration begins in January.) Click here for more… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Top-5 Kinnser Home Health Blog Posts: November 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 November 2011: CMS Issues the 2012… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

2 Tips for Determining What’s Most Important to Your Home Health Referral Partners

   by Ted Ferris
At Simione's Square One Boot Camp and on-site Sales Rep Training, we teach the best way to obtain referrals and strengthen your relationships with referral partners is to uncover their needs and find ways to fulfill them (so that you don't lose any accounts to your ever-expanding competition). If they… Read more ›

Filed Under: Marketing