Kinnser Blog

Archive: April 2011

Recruit and Retain Top Performers with an Employer of Choice Culture (Part 1)

   by Sandra Smith
Are recruitment and retention both constant challenges for your home health agency? Too often home health agencies are stuck in the revolving door of repeat, expensive re-recruitment. Having a smart recruitment strategy and compelling employer brand may get team members in the front door, but it doesn't necessarily prevent premature… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration

Recent CMS Updates and Q&A Guidance: F2F Encounters, OASIS-C Reporting and Therapy Requirements

   by Mindy Pillow
At the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) latest Open Door Forum, listeners received important updates and answers to frequently asked questions regarding face-to-face encounters (F2F), OASIS-C reporting and home health therapy requirements. Today, we provide a list of key takeaways from the National Association for Home Care &… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing, Clinical, Therapy

5 Reasons to Promote Your Home Health Agency with a Company Website

   by Mindy Pillow
How much emphasis do you place on a website for your home health business? With reimbursement cuts, increasing labor costs and more, home health agencies have plenty of reasons to cut marketing budgets. However, a website is the primary avenue for your agency to reach your target market online. With… Read more ›

Filed Under: Marketing, Technology

Notice for Agencies Affected by J15 MAC Transition from Cahaba to CIGNA

   by Mark Nowlen
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected CIGNA Government Services (CGS) as the new Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Part A/Part B Jurisdiction 15. If your current Home Health or Hospice Medicare contractor is Cahaba GBA, you must take action to prepare for the Jurisdiction 15 MAC… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing

NAHC Launches Face-to-Face Encounter Outcomes Tracking Survey

   by Mindy Pillow
As of April 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is enforcing a requirement for Medicare beneficiaries to have a face-to-face encounter with a physician in order for home health services to be covered. Enforcement of the rule was postponed through the first quarter of 2011 to allow… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing

Join Kinnser Software at the 2011 TAHC&H Southwest Regional Home Care Conference

   by Mindy Pillow
Are you attending the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice (TAHC&H) conference next week? Kinnser is pleased to Gold sponsor the Southwest Regional Home Care Conference & Exhibition at the Hyatt Regency Dallas hotel in Dallas, TX. Stop by the GOLD 3 booth April 19-20 to receive a warm… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

3 Ways to Track Home Health Therapy Visits

   by Rachel Woolard
Has your home health agency implemented policies and procedures to meet the new therapy reassessment requirements? The most effective way for any organization to track the 13th and 19th visits effectively is to track each missed visit at the time of the missed visit. No treatment visits can continue until… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Therapy

Top-5 Kinnser Home Health Blog Posts: March 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 March 2011: New Home Health Therapy Requirement Fact… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Overview of Newly-Enforced Home Health Requirements

   by Mindy Pillow
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officially implemented several new requirements mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as of April 1, 2011. Today, we would like to make sure all of our readers are fully aware of the newly implemented requirements. This article provides information on three… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing, Legislation, Therapy