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National Healthcare Decisions Day Reminds You to Make A Plan

   by Blair Stokes
It’s never too early to talk about advance care planning, and National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is a helpful reminder that now is the perfect time to make a plan. NHDD is an initiative from The Conversation Project that emphasizes the importance of health care planning and invites the public… Read more ›

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CMS Delays Both Pre-Claim Review and New Conditions of Participation

   by Blair Stokes
Home health agencies across the nation — especially those in Florida and Illinois — can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that today CMS officially postponed both the effective date of the new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and the rollout of Pre-Claim Review (PCR) in Florida, originally slated for April… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing, Clinical, Coding, Legislation, News and Events, Therapy

The Kinnser Community: Post-Acute Care’s Largest User Base

   by Blair Stokes
Got a question about using Kinnser? Chances are, another Kinnser user has had the same question, or better yet, can answer your question. For years, Kinnser’s online user forum has connected users to a wide network of knowledgeable peers. Now we’ve improved the quality of that experience for all of… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events, Technology

Our Valentine’s Day Card to Caregivers

   by Blair Stokes
Caregivers, we know you take your work to heart. Caregiving is a challenging profession, but you do it anyway and provide vital care for those who need it most. Your compassion means the world to the patients and families who rely on you. This Valentine’s Day, we want to show… Read more ›

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CMS Issues New Conditions of Participation for Home Health

   by Blair Stokes
NEW WEBINAR: Get ready for the new CoPs with industry experts Sharon Harder and Jill Dyer. Click here to register. For the first time in nearly 20 years, the criteria for participating in Medicare and Medicaid home health are changing. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Legislation, News and Events

Top Home Health Care Resources to Jumpstart 2017

   by Blair Stokes
Navigating compliance changes in 2017 can be a challenge — even for the most efficient home health care agencies. At Kinnser, we know you have to contend with new regulations for OASIS-C2, Value-Based Purchasing, Pre-Claim Review, and more. We’re right there with you, delivering you the educational resources you need… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing, Clinical, Coding, Legislation, News and Events

CMS Introduces 4 New G-Codes for 2017

   by Chip Schneider
NEW RESOURCE: Download Kinnser's G-codes tip sheet to learn more about the new codes and how to use them correctly. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued CR 9736 with an effective date of January 1, 2017. This policy change retires two existing G-codes and introduces four new… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing, Clinical, Coding, News and Events

This #GivingTuesday, Help Nonprofits Helping Seniors

   by Blair Stokes
Giving Tuesday is giving Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping sprees a run for their money. As a charitable response to holiday consumerism, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving celebrated online and on social media with the hashtag, #GivingTuesday. Last year, the movement raised nearly $117 million in online… Read more ›

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Giving Thanks for Home Care & Hospice Caregivers

   by Blair Stokes
Dear Home Care & Hospice Professionals, This November, we’re thankful for you. During this time of gratitude, we’re celebrating both Thanksgiving and National Home Care & Hospice Month by recognizing you and all of the life-changing work that you do. Because of nurses, home care aides, therapists, social workers, and… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical, News and Events, Therapy

The Conversation Project: Talking About End-Of-Life Care

   by Blair Stokes
                        It’s a simple fact: We will all die someday. It’s a hard thing to talk about. In fact, only 27% of people have talked about end-of-life care with their loved ones — even though 90% of people think… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical, News and Events

ICD-10: Why Productivity Matters Now, More than Ever

   by Chip Schneider
There aren’t many things that healthcare consultants agree on, but here’s one: ICD-10 is going to take a big bite out of your productivity.  And there’s hard evidence to back up this opinion. In 2013, two large and influential organizations in healthcare IT—HIMSS (the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing, Clinical, Coding, News and Events

Kinnser Software Signs Senior Helpers––One of America’s Largest In-Home Senior Care Companies

   by Chip Schneider
Kinnser ADL®, Kinnser’s software for in-home care, will be used by the more than 250 franchise businesses of Senior Helpers. Austin, TX – September 22, 2015 – Kinnser Software, Inc., caps the third quarter of 2015 with the signing of its newest customer, Senior Helpers, one of the country’s largest… Read more ›

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The 50th Anniversary of Medicare

   by Chip Schneider
This week marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s signing of the landmark legislation that established Medicare and Medicaid, almost certainly the most important social-insurance programs in US history. To commemorate this important event, Kinnser is pleased to share an except from Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency,… Read more ›

Filed Under: Legislation, News and Events

Kinnser Customers Lead Industry Efforts Fighting Fraud

   by Angie Li
Since its inception in 2007, the HHS Medicare Fraud Strike Force, established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice, has charged approximately 1,900 defendants who, collectively, falsely billed the Medicare program around $6 billion. Fraudulent healthcare billing has forced healthcare providers to contend… Read more ›

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

How Technology Will Help Home Health Navigate The Year to Come

   by Chris Hester
From ever-more complex operational, regulatory and quality management requirements to the implementation of new and innovative care technologies, the home health industry is set for disruption in 2015. Paired with stringent new compliance requirements and more complicated government reimbursement processes, one can see that home care it set to be… Read more ›

Filed Under: Legislation, News and Events, Technology