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Accountable Care Organizations

Why you want to Blueprint your ACO path

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: June 17, 2017

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are networks of doctors, hospitals, home health and providers serving Medicare Fee-For-Service patients. Any Medicare provider can join if measures defined by the ACO and Medicare are met. An ACO has benefits for providers and patients, but is challenging for providers to successfully execute. In this article, we’ll discuss why it’s… Read the full article >>

startup home care

Getting Startup Home Care Business Support Will Help Your Dreams Come True Faster With Less Stress

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: May 20, 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. You need the right support to help you prepare for everything that’s likely to come your way. Support for Your Startup Home Care Business Is it possible to succeed in the home care industry… Read the full article >>

Customized Homecare Manuals

Save Time And Money Creating Your Own Customized Homecare Manuals And Updates

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: May 13, 2017

Running a homecare organization is no easy task! The process of keeping your agency running smoothly can quickly become overwhelming. In the throes of your day-to-day responsibilities, you may even consider it insanity. Fortunately, there’s a light at the end of tunnel—at least when it comes to customized homecare manuals. Cost of Creating Your Own… Read the full article >>

chronic disease

Does Your Agency REALLY Manage Chronic Diseases?

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: May 6, 2017

It’s often difficult determining whether your home health agency succeeds in specific areas. In Managing Chronic Disease, weakness can be challenging from inside the organization. Evaluating Chronic Disease Management Success With overwhelming chronic disease in our country, management is crucial for growth of any home care organization. How do you know your agency is doing… Read the full article >>

Documentation Training

5 Ways to Keep Documentation Training Fun

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: April 20, 2017

Unless you are coding at full accuracy and specificity, you are leaving money on the table. However, high reimbursements and steady cash flow are as much dependent on documentation skills as on coding skills. After all, without being fed needed information, coders cannot reach maximum productivity levels. The answer is advanced education for nurses and… Read the full article >>

Managers

How To Overcome Losing Homecare Managers

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: April 17, 2017

Losing a homecare manager can be significant to your agency. As humans, we’re wired for consistency, and nothing triggers negative emotions faster than abrupt change. Even when change isn’t shocking, it’s difficult to move forward after losing a manager. But, there are concrete steps to take to prepare for a smoother transition. Surviving Homecare Manager… Read the full article >>

Coding Accuracy

Why Proper Reimbursement Depends on Coding Accuracy

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: April 12, 2017

As a homecare agency, you want focus on client care and not coding. Unfortunately, reimbursement is directly tied to correct, complete, and specific coding. “Quality care is far more important than entering alphanumeric characters,” you might think. True, but only coding accuracy gets the reimbursement you are entitled to receive to provide quality care. And… Read the full article >>

ACO

How to Successfully Partner with an ACO

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: April 6, 2017

With changing Medicare reimbursement protocols, home health agencies join Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) to promote growth. The benefits are enhanced client experience, quality outcomes, and financial incentives for providers. Before you can partner with an ACO, specific guidelines must be met. Here’s how to prepare for successful partnerships. Tips for ACO Partnership These are important… Read the full article >>

Coding and Documentation

8 Popular Tips To Coding and Documentation Improvements

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: April 3, 2017

In homecare, there are “tricks of the trade” to reach your full potential. In home health & hospice, coding practices and complete documentation are keys to survival and financial viability long term. To help your agency grow and better serve its clients (as well as boost cash flow and bottom line), here are eight tips… Read the full article >>

Accountable Care Organization

5 Harsh Realities of Accountable Care Organization Staffing

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: March 31, 2017

Before your agency can reap the rewards an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) has to offer, it requires excellent client care with quality outcomes. To achieve this, re-evaluate your staffing practices. Staffing an Accountable Care Organization Home health staffing in an ACO is different than you’re accustomed to. Here are five harsh realities your agency must… Read the full article >>