Kinnser Blog

Archive: November 2011

Join Kinnser at Upcoming Home Health Industry Events: December 2011

   by Mindy Pillow
Are you looking for information, products and services to help you survive and thrive in today's challenging environment? If so, please join us for upcoming education programs geared specifically for home health professionals. Kinnser Software is proud to exhibit at, and be a sponsor of, several key of these home… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Special Thank You Message - National Home Care Month

   by Chris Hester
Each November, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) celebrates National Home Care & Hospice Month. Today, all of us at Kinnser Software would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank our customers and readers for their critical roles in caring for the aged, disabled, and… Read more ›

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

SHP Releases Benchmark Report: 2012 Revenue Impact

   by Mindy Pillow
Last week, Barbara Rosenblum, SHP Data Founder and CEO, released a benchmark report on the projected revenue impact the CMS 2012 payment changes would have on home health agencies. SHP ran the query against the entire SHP database using 2011 case mix data, applying all the new rules such as… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing, Coding

CMS Delays Enforcement Action for Version 5010 until March 31, 2012

   by Mindy Pillow
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) announced yesterday that it will not initiate enforcement action, with respect to any Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-covered entity that is non-compliant with the ASC X12 Version 5010 (Version 5010) standards, until 90 days… Read more ›

Filed Under: Legislation

Should Home Health Agencies Have CPAs Prepare Medicare Cost Reports?

   by Tom Boyd
If you were to remodel your house tomorrow, would you hire the plumber to do the electric work? Would you ask the painter to install your new roof? More importantly, would you ever ask your administrative assistant to make a home care visit? Similarly, the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing

3 Ways to Select a Credible Home Health Technology Partner

   by Mindy Pillow
Selecting software is more than just a vendor selection. It is about finding a real solution and a business partner for the long term. There is not one correct way to select a technology partner. What matters is that you find the solution that is right for your agency. Today,… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Technology

Notify Your Patients: Nationwide Test of the Emergency Broadcast System, Nov. 9

   by Mindy Pillow
On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the country's first national test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS). This nationwide test will begin at 1:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time) and run in all… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Clinical

Top-5 Kinnser Home Health Blog Posts: October 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. Today, we provide you with a list of the five most popular Kinnser Home Health Blog articles published in October 2011: Home Health Agencies &… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Happy 8th Anniversary to Kinnser Software

   by Mindy Pillow
Today, Kinnser Software is celebrating its 8th anniversary! As we celebrate this occasion, we would like to extend a warm thank you to our customers, partners, employees and 40,000+ users who are part of Kinnser's history. Kinnser remains committed to delivering the best, most innovative solutions in the home health… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

CMS Issues the 2012 Final Rule

   by Mindy Pillow
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule regarding 2012 payment rates late Monday, October 31. Click here to view the 2012 Final Rule. Today, we provide a few details outlined in the recent NAHC Report article (members only link). Stay tuned to the Home Health… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing, Clinical, Coding, Legislation, Therapy