Kinnser Blog


Kinnser Innovation Supports the Quality Mission of Hospice

   by Blair Stokes
Hospice is one of the fastest-growing segments in health care, with Medicare hospice spending currently on track to exceed that of home health in 2017. Meanwhile, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are increasing their focus on hospice quality through initiatives like the Hospice Item Set (HIS) V2.00… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical, News and Events, Technology

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

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 ›

Filed Under: News and Events, Technology

It Takes a Village to Prepare for ICD-10

   by Alex Moganti
The ICD-10 implementation date of October 1st is fast-approaching, but not everyone is ready to jump back into the preparation process. A recent Kinnser survey of 230 home health and hospice providers revealed that 66% of agencies feel that they are “not prepared at all” or “not as prepared as… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing, Clinical, Coding, Technology

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

Dispelling the Myths Surrounding ICD-10

   by Alex Moganti
As of today, ICD-10 is set to be implemented on October 1, 2015. This mandated industry-wide change will affect everyone from providers to payers to software vendors. Home Health Agencies will be particularly vulnerable in the wake of the transition, since their reimbursement is directly tied to the codes they… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Coding, Legislation, 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

Five easy steps that home agencies can take to thrive in 2015

   by Chris Hester
The great graying of America is officially underway. Nearly 300,000 of us are retiring every month, and will do so until at least 2033, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s a big deal. For the first time in history, there will be more Americans over 60 than under the… Read more ›

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

Avoiding Clinician Burnout in Home Healthcare: What Agency Leaders Need to Know

   by Shane Anderson
Read the original article published in the Summer 2014 edition of The Florida Home Care Connection, The Official Publication of the Home Care Association of Florida. Clinicians across the entire healthcare workforce are at risk for burnout. Home health clinicians in particular face special challenges––long shifts, unpredictable point of care… Read more ›

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

Kinnser Software Announces All New Billing and Revenue Management Tools in Agency Manager™

   by Shane Anderson
The most extensive enhancement in Kinnser Agency Manager’s history includes accrual accounting, hard close, drill down reporting, and a unified workflow for all claim types. AUSTIN, TEXAS - Kinnser Software, Inc., creator of the most widely used software for home health agencies and hospices, announces all new billing and revenue… Read more ›

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

AHIMA Issues Guidance on Use of Copy and Paste Functionality

   by Elizabeth Hogue
Electronic health records (EHRs) have been hailed as an enormous step forward in the provision of health care services because they enhance the accuracy, accessibility, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of documentation of services provided.  Use of EHRs, however, also raises a number of important issues that may compromise their usefulness.  The… Read more ›

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

Can Your Home Care Agency Weather a Financial Storm?

   by Ginny Kenyon, RN, MN
Even the best-managed home health agencies experience ups and downs. Whether it’s due to an economic downturn or because some large clients decided to take their business elsewhere, you need to have a plan in place to make sure you can weather the storm. This, of course, includes having cash… Read more ›

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

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

Tips for Sending Protected Health Information via Email

   by Elizabeth Hogue
The use of email pervades the healthcare world today.  Without thinking, many providers send information all day, every day via email messages.  Providers must take extra care, however, with the transmission of protected health information (PHI), as defined by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). First, providers should consider… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Technology

Tablets Transforming Home Health

   by Shane Anderson
Recent coverage of Kinnser VisitVerify® in ADVANCE for Nurses. Read the full story here Nurses are trading in their clipboards and laptops for a new sense of freedom and job satisfaction with lightweight wireless devices. Tablets with electronic health record (EHR) access and touch screen capability for notes and signatures… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, News and Events, Technology