Kinnser Blog

Archive: June 2014

Strategic Planning in Home Care: Setting the Path to the Future

   by Ginny Kenyon, RN, MN
Planning is a critical process that every home care organization must participate in if it is to thrive. Yet so many home care agencies do not have the discipline of developing a strategic plan for their organization. We find it interesting that even though a home care agency does not… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Marketing, News and Events

Local coverage of Kinnser’s Top Workplace recognition

   by Shane Anderson
Kinnser Software has been recognized as a Top Workplace of Greater Austin by the Austin American-Statesman for the past two years in a row. The Statesman recently published a follow-up piece on Kinnser Software. Read the Statesman's full article here.  For a number of years, working at Kinnser Software “was the… Read more ›

Filed Under: News and Events

AHIMA Issues Guidance on Use of Copy and Paste Functionality

   by Elizabeth Hogue
Electronic health records (EHRs) have been hailed as an enormous step forward in the provision of health care services because they enhance the accuracy, accessibility, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of documentation of services provided.  Use of EHRs, however, also raises a number of important issues that may compromise their usefulness.  The… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Clinical, Legislation, News and Events, Technology

Can Your Home Care Agency Weather a Financial Storm?

   by Ginny Kenyon, RN, MN
Even the best-managed home health agencies experience ups and downs. Whether it’s due to an economic downturn or because some large clients decided to take their business elsewhere, you need to have a plan in place to make sure you can weather the storm. This, of course, includes having cash… Read more ›

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

Winning Strategies

   by Steve Telles
  In order to withstand all of the challenges in the industry today agencies must have a strategic plan. A winning strategy that has been successful for many agencies focuses on: cost controls, productivity management, volume, payer mix, diversification, and revenue. Agencies must deal with the following changes impacting operations:… Read more ›

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

Local newspaper covers the inspiring story of Daniel Bustillos, Kinnser Scholar

   by Shane Anderson
As a child, Daniel Bustillos was unaware that he had a rare blood-clotting disorder that would cause him to have a stroke at age 15, minor heart attacks in his 20s and eventually propel him toward a career in nursing. After spending countless hours with hospital nurses because of his… Read more ›

Filed Under: Administration, Clinical, News and Events