Kinnser Blog

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

Do You Understand the CMS Quality Strategy Goals and How They Pertain to Your Hospice?

   by Dodie Johnson, RN, MSN, NP-C
There are a great number of initiatives in progress right now concerning quality and patient satisfaction.  These are important concerns at all times, of course, but do you know why they are receiving so much attention right now? The National Quality Strategy was established by the Affordable Care Act and… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Clinical

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

Kinnser Salutes Military Veteran Colleagues, Customers and Patients for Their Service to Country

   by Chris Hester
On this Veterans Day, Kinnser Software is proud to honor the millions of men and women who have served and are currently serving our country in uniform.  There are some 1.7 million veterans living in Kinnser’s headquarter state of Texas, and I am proud to be one of them. For… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, News and Events

Achieving Compliance with Face-to-Face Requirements

   by Kim Corral, RN, BSN, Ma Ed, HCS-D, COS-C
Compliance with face-to-face encounter documentation requirements has become a challenge for many organizations in the home health industry. Surveillance activities from organizations such as Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), Recovery Administrative Contractors (RACs), Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), and Supplemental Medical Review Contractors (SMRCs), as well as reviews and reports performed… Read more ›

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Update on Jimmo Settlement

   by Elizabeth Hogue
The settlement in the Jimmo case has received widespread coverage in the healthcare industry and the general press, but many providers; including home health agencies, therapy practitioners, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and assisted living facilities (ALFs); still have many questions about it. What is required of the Centers for Medicare… Read more ›

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How to Position Your Home Care Agency as a Vital Partner to Consortiums

   by Ginny Kenyon, RN, MN
Consortiums are a fast-growing trend in the health care industry, and many home care agencies want to get in on the action. Becoming a part of these consortiums, however, isn’t easy. Despite the increasing number of consortiums available, most home care agencies struggle to position themselves as a vital partner… Read more ›

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Kinnser Software Acquires ADLware

   by Shane Anderson
Addition of software for private duty broadens Kinnser’s offering across the post-acute healthcare continuum AUSTIN, August 5, 2014 — Kinnser Software, Inc., creator of the most widely used software for home health and hospice agencies today announced that it has acquired ADLware, a private duty specialty software company of San Clemente,… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, News and Events

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

Recent Coverage of Kinnser’s Reinvented Claims Manager

   by Staff
National home health and hospice software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider Kinnser Software, Inc. aims to bring more simplicity and transparency to its clients who use the company’s flagship Agency Manager™ platform. Earlier this month, Kinnser announced that it had completely reinvented and redesigned all new billing and revenue management tools within Kinnser… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing, News and Events

Metrics Matter: The Impact of Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries on Medicare Home Health

   by Rich Chesney
As part of the Affordable Care Act, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was authorized to initiate demonstration projects to improve healthcare utilization of dual-eligible beneficiaries. How will changes in the payment and delivery of services for dual-eligible patients impact home health providers? That’s what we discuss in… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, News and Events

How to Use Organizational Assessments to Grow Your Home Health Agency

   by Ginny Kenyon, RN, MN
The home health care industry is growing rapidly and it’s only expected to rise in the coming years. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of home health and personal care aides will increase 70 percent from 2010 to 2020. To stay competitive in the industry,… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Clinical, News and Events

Evaluation of Patient’s Ability to Self-Care Including Use of Private Duty Services – Part 5

   by Elizabeth Hogue
On May 17, 2013 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued revisions to the State Operations Manual (SOM), Hospital Appendix A – Interpretative Guidelines for 42 CFR 482.43, Discharge Planning.  This is the fifth in a series of articles about these interpretive guidelines. 42 CFR Section 482.43(b) Standard:… Read more ›

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