Kinnser Blog

Archive: April 2014

4 Challenges Home Health Startups Face (And How to Come Out On Top)

   by Ginny Kenyon, RN, MN
Every new business venture has its risks, but starting a home health agency poses significant challenges not all entrepreneurs know how to overcome. From not having sufficient startup cash to incorrectly setting up systems, many things can go wrong. To succeed, you have to understand the barriers standing in your… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Clinical, Technology

CMS Begins Fingerprinting “High Risk” Medicare Providers and Suppliers

   by Elizabeth Hogue
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued MLN Matters Number SE1417 on April 11 2014.  This Special Edition MLN Matters is intended for providers and suppliers who submit claims to Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and Home Health and Hospice MACs for services provided to… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Legislation, News and Events

Kinnser Software Donates $1 Million to ACC for Nursing Scholarships

   by Shane Anderson
Scholarship presentation part of summit on critical need for skilled nurses Kinnser Software is presenting Austin Community College a total of $1 million to provide scholarships for hundreds of nursing students. The scholarship presentation was part of a summit and information session to raise awareness of the critical need for… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, News and Events

ICD-10 Delay – Keep Learning, Keep Smiling!

   by Barbara Rosenblum
With the U.S. Senate’s vote, ICD-10 conversion has now slipped a year. Some agencies are breathing asigh of relief while others are probably cursing under their breath. Just about everyone, though, will agree that the handwriting is on the wall (even if it’s in pencil, not ink) for a similar… Read more ›

Filed Under: Coding, Legislation, News and Events

The Secret to Promoting Employee Growth in Your Home Care Agency

   by Ginny Kenyon, RN, MN
Many home health care agencies struggle with the performance of their staff. Whether it’s their caregivers in the field or their accounting staff in the office, how do they ensure employees keep getting better at their jobs? It all starts with creating a culture of continuous growth -- communicating expectations,… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration