Kinnser Blog

Archive: March 2011

Quick Tip for Meeting New Home Health Therapy Requirements

   by Jennifer Warfield
The new home health therapy reassessment requirements contained in the Calendar Year 2011 Final Home Health Rule will become effective this Friday, April 1, 2011. Is your home health agency prepared to meet these requirements? Today, we provide one quick tip agency leaders may use to comply with the new… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Clinical, Therapy

Sold Out 2011 Kinnser User Conference a Huge Success!

   by Mindy Pillow
We would like to thank our clients, sponsors and speakers for making Kinnser Software's first User Conference a huge success! Over 165 people filled the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Austin last week to attend interactive educational sessions, Technical Support consultations and more. We extend a special thanks to our conference… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Core Building Blocks for Developing Strong HHA Leadership

   by David Tapia
What do all home health agencies need to thrive in 2011? With new reimbursement cuts, regulatory requirements and increasing cost of labor, agencies need strong leadership to ensure the organization will continue in the right direction and adhere to its mission regardless of these challenges. Today, we will explore some… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration

New Home Health Therapy Requirement Fact Sheet Available

   by Mindy Pillow
The new home health therapy reassessment requirements will become effective April 1, 2011. While the changes to the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual for implementation of the therapy reassessment requirements (Publication 100-02, Chapter 7) are pending, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted a fact sheet on therapy… Read more ›

Filed Under: Therapy

Timely Filing Requirements ‘Short’ Home Health Agencies by Two Months

   by Mindy Pillow
Home health agencies are facing a unique problem regarding the new timely filing deadline for Medicare claims. On March 14, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) reported that, "Since the claims processing system is not set up to recognize the uniqueness of home health billing, which requires… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing

CMS Supports HHABN for Face-to-Face Encounter Notification of Termination

   by Mindy Pillow
Following the Open Door Forum last week, Kinnser reported that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow the Home Health Advance Beneficiary Notice (HHABN) to be delivered to home health patients whose services are to be terminated because face-to-face encounter requirements are not met. The National Association… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Legislation

New Resource Available: Six Tips to Get the Most out of Your POC Software Training

   by Mindy Pillow
Has your home health agency recently selected or considered selecting a new Point of Care (POC) software solution? Kinnser has officially launched a helpful resource, "Six Tips to Get the Most out of Your POC Software Training," that will you to maximize the value of your investment by conducting an… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Technology

Highlights from the CMS Open Door Forum

   by Mindy Pillow
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conducted an Open Door Forum yesterday that included an overview of the study and report on the development of home health payment revisions as well as updates to the Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS), Outcome and Assessment… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing

Top-5 Kinnser Blog Posts: February 2011

   by Mindy Pillow
Kinnser publishes blog articles every week on the home health industry's most pertinent issues related to billing, administration, clinical, marketing, coding, legislation, technology and more. Please use the links below to read the most popular Kinnser home health blog articles published in February 2011: OIG Offers Free Medicare Compliance Seminars… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events