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Archive: June 2012

10 Questions You Should Never Ask a Candidate in a Job Interview

   by Karen Brooks
Any successful home health agency is in the envious position of being able to increase clinical staff and hire great new professionals - but lurking within that gold mine of talent is actually a legal mine field. Satisfying as it is to bask in being so successful that you can't… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration

Going In-Depth On the M Series: Tips and Tricks

   by Karen Brooks
Mastering the M-items in OASIS can be a tricky endeavor, but it is a good idea to have a firm grasp on them as they can directly affect both a field clinician's Plan of Care and reimbursements. In May, we gave you a handful of tips from Ann Giles, RN,… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical, Coding

Mark Your Calendar! F2F Encounter Webinar from NAHC in July

   by Karen Brooks
The Face-to-Face Encounter requirements for home health have been rolling out since April 2011, but are still met with confusion on the part of agencies, physicians, referrers and medical reviewers, according to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC). The good news is you can get all your… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing, Clinical

Using Routine Reports to Stay on Top of the Payment Game

   by Karen Brooks
Home health agencies do a great job of identifying their own weaknesses and obstacles to revenue, but it can be difficult to identify red flags in a timely manner. Daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports can help agencies quickly identify trends, spot red flags, track down issues with revenue or… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing

Medicare Provider Revalidation - Is Your Clock Ticking?

   by Karen Brooks
The Medicare revalidation effort is in full swing - has your home health agency's number come up? In a move meant to target waste, abuse and fraud in the Medicare system, the Affordable Care Act of 2010 implemented new enrollment requirements that, among other things, include a requirement for Medicare… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Billing

Home Health Learning Alternatives - What are My Choices?

   by Peggy Patton
We all strive to provide relevant, timely educational opportunities to our employees. But the question of how we accomplish this is often where we get hung up. We are looking for easy, efficient and economical means of delivering the necessary education to home care employees - and bringing your staff… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Clinical, Technology

Top Home Health Blog Posts: May 2012

   by Mindy Pillow
Kinnser publishes blog articles weekly 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 May 2012: We Hate To See You… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

New version of HH PPS Grouper Adds Diagnosis Codes for Dementia

   by Karen Brooks
Home health agencies, particularly those that treat a high number of dementia patients, may want to review their claims with dates of service submitted from Oct. 2, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2011 after a new version of the HHS PPS grouper was released last month that includes two new diagnosis… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing, Clinical, Coding