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How To Ensure Positive Interim Management Outcomes

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: March 23, 2017

Interim management can be a useful tool for growing your homecare organization or overcoming obstacles within. When choosing an interim manager, it’s crucial to evaluate their character traits, both professional and personal, as these are the factors that will most affect your interim management outcomes. Guaranteeing Positive Interim Management Outcomes The right interim manager (IM)… Read the full article >>

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Use Interim Management to Improve Agency Operations

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: March 20, 2017

Interim management is an effective tool for home care agencies undergoing transition or struggling to initiate growth. Whether your organization is skilled or non-skilled, small or large, accredited or not, you will face challenges. When that happens, step back and evaluate. Problems Solved with Management Consulting Transitions in home care occur with the constant change… Read the full article >>

Accreditation

Top 5 Reasons Home Health & Hospice Agencies Need Accreditation

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: March 15, 2017

As our industry continues towards a pay-for-performance model, success and survival is dependant on quality patient care. Importance of Accreditation Regardless of the focus of your agency, whether home health or hospice, here are the top 5 reasons to begin accreditation. 1. Shifting Payment Models This industry is shifting to a pay-for-performance models of payment…. Read the full article >>

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Hire A Startup Expert Now Or You’ll Hate Yourself Later

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: March 13, 2017

If you’re considering starting a home care business or expanding the services you currently offer, there’s a lot you’ll want to know first. It’s often challenging to find the right resources and prepare for everything that’s likely to come your way. You have two options when facing a business expansion or a startup. The first… Read the full article >>

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Home Care Coding, Are You Leaving Money On The Table?

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: March 9, 2017

By now everyone knows that sequencing and the severity of codes must match the supporting documentation, the history and physical and the doctor’s notes. Unfortunately, as we consult with organizations, we continue to find home care coding that underscores the key elements driving reimbursements. Also, agencies open themselves to denials because they fail to sequence… Read the full article >>

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Abandonment Or Termination Of Homecare Services For Violence?

By Elizabeth Hogue | Published: March 6, 2017

Today’s article, written by Elizabeth Hogue, a well-known health care attorney provides guidance about how to terminate services to patients in the face of violence or threatened violence against field staff members. Homecare field staff who provide services on behalf of private duty agencies, hospices, Medicare-certified home health agencies and home medical equipment (HME) companies… Read the full article >>

Outsourcing

What Is Outsourcing And Why It’s Your Best Coding Solution

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: March 2, 2017

Outsourcing is a word that gets tossed around much in the business world as well as in the daily media. Sometimes the word “outsource” is pronounced with a strong negative connotation, as in U.S. jobs being shipped overseas. However, often times, it is spoken of as a positive way to make businesses work as efficiently… Read the full article >>

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6 Ways to Increase Your Home Care Referrals

By Jed Hammel | Published: February 27, 2017

Tim Rowen and Home Care Technology Report (HCTR) are favorites of ours here at Ankota.  Tim and HCTR are invaluable resources for folks interested in keeping up with innovations in the home care space.  I subscribe to HCTR’s email list and receive regular informational emails from Tim that includes industry news, reviews, and thought pieces. A recent email I… Read the full article >>

Creating Unparalleled Aide Care With Advanced Education

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: February 20, 2017

For those of you who follow Kenyon Connects regularly, know that Kenyon HomeCare Consulting has developed Chronic Disease University. This online platform targets aides and currently offers advanced education with 9 college level courses focusing on care of those with chronic disease and conditions. Why would I spend so much time and money to create… Read the full article >>

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10 FAQs For a Successful Interim Management Solution

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: February 16, 2017

Times of change are troublesome for home care agency owners, leaders, and HR personnel. Managers are a crucial part of any organization, and surviving without an important member of your home care team is difficult. Enter: interim management. With the right interim management solution, your organization will not only survive during a transformation—it will thrive. The Interim… Read the full article >>