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Archive: July 2012

Advance Beneficiary Notices: How ABNs Can Help You Avoid Pitfalls

   by Karen Brooks
An updated version of the CMS guidelines surrounding Advance Beneficiary Notices (ABNs) is now available online, and home care agencies can use the clarified information to help steel themselves against unexpected costs associated with defective ABNs. There aren't any significant policy changes, but there is extensive clarifying language regarding HHABNs… Read more ›

Filed Under: Billing

Wound Care Tips: How to Avoid Upcoding A Superficial Wound

   by J'non Griffin
The wrong identification or billing for care of a skin-tear wound by a home-health clinician can cost an agency serious money in fines — and bring down the wrath of CMS and a potential charge of upcoding. Here's a refresher on how to tell the difference between trauma wounds and… Read more ›

Filed Under: Clinical, Coding

An Overview of the 2013 Proposed Rule: What You Can Do to Prepare Now

   by J'non Griffin
As most have heard by now, the 2013 Proposed Rule was released on Friday, July 6, 2012. There is a lot of talk about the final bottom line of a decrease of 0.10 percent to the standardized 60-day episodic rate. For those who have not participated in HH-CAHPS, this will… Read more ›

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

Upcoming Home Health Events: July 2012 (Part 2)

   by Mindy Pillow
HCAF Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy Presented by the Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF) Dates: July 22-23, 2012 Location: Orlando, FL Kinnser is a proud sponsor of the Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF) "Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy" workshop in Orlando, FL. We encourage you to join OASIS Answers experts… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

9 Tips for Tracking a Lost or Stolen Smartphone

   by Karen Brooks
Losing personal technology or having it stolen from you is one of the more annoying life experiences, at best - and the trouble, the expense, and the compromise to your privacy and security can make it one of the more devastating. With an increasing number of home health professionals relying… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Clinical, Technology

Upcoming Home Health Events: July 2012

   by Karen Brooks
"Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy" Workshop Presented by OASIS Answers, Inc. Dates: July 10-12, 2012 Location: Las Vegas, NV Kinnser is proud to sponsor this two-day "Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy" workshop offered exclusively through OASIS Answers, Inc. This workshop will focus on the OASIS-C data collection rules. Expert instructors and OASIS… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

Top Home Health Blog Posts: June 2012

   by Karen Brooks
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 July 2012: New version of HH PPS… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events