Kinnser Blog

Archive: August 2012

IADLs and ADLs: A Refresher On a Key Part of the OASIS

   by Karen Brooks
When assessing the need for therapy services in a home care patient, an extremely important piece of the puzzle is accurately assessing whether the patient can perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), experts say. ADLs and IADLs - specifically, knowing the difference between… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical, Coding

Treating Pain in Dementia Patients: A Unique Challenge

   by Karen Brooks
One of the most challenging things faced by a home health clinician is determining whether a patient with dementia is experiencing pain, identifying where that pain is coming from, and evaluating how best to treat it - all the while recognizing many therapies can potentially harm persons with dementia, experts… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical, Therapy

Become an Expert: Jumpstart Your Media Relations Strategy

   by Karen Brooks
Home health agencies are adept at a number of things: Caring for patients, training their clinicians, and keeping up with medical trends. What your agency may not be expert at is communicating with the public through the media - and why would you be? Media relations is a tricky business,… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Marketing, Technology

Upcoming Home Health Events: August 2012

   by Mindy Pillow
HCAF: "The Art of ICD-9 Coding for Home Health" Workshop Presented by the Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF) Date: Aug. 2, 2012 Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL Kinnser is proud to sponsor the "Art of ICD-10 Coding for Home Health: Advanced Level Strategies and Applications for Home Health Coding Success"… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events