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Webinar 5 Recap: Home Health Conditions of Participation Series

   by Blair Stokes
It’s a wrap! Last week, we aired our fifth and final webinar in the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) series. All five webinars in the series are now available on-demand, 24/7 at kinnser.com/cops. You can watch at your own pace, share with colleagues, and re-watch as often as you like. Watch Now — Webinar 5: Focus… Read more ›

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Webinar 4 Recap: Home Health Conditions of Participation Series

   by Blair Stokes
In our fourth Conditions of Participation (CoPs) presentation, Sharon Harder and Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O discussed the nuances in patient communications and patient rights. In the frequently asked questions section below, our presenters tackle some of your toughest questions from webinar. Sharon and Jill also highlighted some important breaking news that all… Read more ›

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Webinar 3 Recap: Home Health Conditions of Participation Series

   by Blair Stokes
We’re more than halfway through the Conditions of Participation webinar series. So far, we’ve covered the CoPs basics, plan of care changes, and QAPI programs for home health. During Webinar 3, Arlene Maxim, RN, Vice President of Program Development for Quality in Real Time (QIRT) delved into the complexities of newly required programs for… Read more ›

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Webinar 2 Recap: Home Health Conditions of Participation Series

   by Chip Schneider
The second webinar in the series Home Health Conditions of Participation: Charting a Course for Your Success was an eye-opener. Renowned home health consultant Arlene Maxim, RN of Quality in Real Time (QIRT) explored the aspects of the CoPs that are sure to represent the most radical changes for agencies — the… Read more ›

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Webinar 1 Recap: Home Health Conditions of Participation Series

   by Chip Schneider
Thousands of home health providers attended the first webinar in the Home Health Conditions of Participation: Charting a Course for Your Success series. Presented by renowned educators Sharon Harder, president of C3 Advisors and Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, consultant with J.I.D. Consulting & Coding, the webinar provided a thorough introduction… Read more ›

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CMS Hospice Compare Website is Online Now

   by Blair Stokes
Medicare’s new Hospice Compare website launched on August 16. Similar to the existing Home Health Compare website, Hospice Compare provides basic information about hospice care and the Medicare hospice benefit. The website also gives visitors the ability to compare a hospice provider’s quality of care to national averages and to… Read more ›

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Kinnser Innovation Supports the Quality Mission of Hospice

   by Blair Stokes
Hospice is one of the fastest-growing segments in health care, with Medicare hospice spending currently on track to exceed that of home health in 2017. Meanwhile, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are increasing their focus on hospice quality through initiatives like the Hospice Item Set (HIS) V2.00… Read more ›

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National Healthcare Decisions Day Reminds You to Make A Plan

   by Blair Stokes
It’s never too early to talk about advance care planning, and National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is a helpful reminder that now is the perfect time to make a plan. NHDD is an initiative from The Conversation Project that emphasizes the importance of health care planning and invites the public… Read more ›

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CMS Delays Both Pre-Claim Review and New Conditions of Participation

   by Blair Stokes
Home health agencies across the nation — especially those in Florida and Illinois — can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that today CMS officially postponed both the effective date of the new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and the rollout of Pre-Claim Review (PCR) in Florida, originally slated for April… Read more ›

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The Kinnser Community: Post-Acute Care’s Largest User Base

   by Blair Stokes
Got a question about using Kinnser? Chances are, another Kinnser user has had the same question, or better yet, can answer your question. For years, Kinnser’s online user forum has connected users to a wide network of knowledgeable peers. Now we’ve improved the quality of that experience for all of… Read more ›

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Our Valentine’s Day Card to Caregivers

   by Blair Stokes
Caregivers, we know you take your work to heart. Caregiving is a challenging profession, but you do it anyway and provide vital care for those who need it most. Your compassion means the world to the patients and families who rely on you. This Valentine’s Day, we want to show… Read more ›

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CMS Issues New Conditions of Participation for Home Health

   by Blair Stokes
NEW WEBINAR: Get ready for the new CoPs with industry experts Sharon Harder and Jill Dyer. Click here to register. For the first time in nearly 20 years, the criteria for participating in Medicare and Medicaid home health are changing. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a… Read more ›

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Top Home Health Care Resources to Jumpstart 2017

   by Blair Stokes
Navigating compliance changes in 2017 can be a challenge — even for the most efficient home health care agencies. At Kinnser, we know you have to contend with new regulations for OASIS-C2, Value-Based Purchasing, Pre-Claim Review, and more. We’re right there with you, delivering you the educational resources you need… Read more ›

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CMS Introduces 4 New G-Codes for 2017

   by Chip Schneider
NEW RESOURCE: Download Kinnser's G-codes tip sheet to learn more about the new codes and how to use them correctly. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued CR 9736 with an effective date of January 1, 2017. This policy change retires two existing G-codes and introduces four new… Read more ›

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This #GivingTuesday, Help Nonprofits Helping Seniors

   by Blair Stokes
Giving Tuesday is giving Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping sprees a run for their money. As a charitable response to holiday consumerism, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving celebrated online and on social media with the hashtag, #GivingTuesday. Last year, the movement raised nearly $117 million in online… Read more ›

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