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ICD-10 Coding

Strategies For Educating Staff On ICD-10 Coding

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: November 22, 2017

Coding education is as important as coding itself. And with the periodic updates to ICD-10 coding, the eventual arrival of ICD-11, and the frequent industry changes, you cannot afford to fall “behind the 8 ball” on staff education. Remember when ICD-10 was first implemented? Industry experts warned that all staff, not just coders, would need… Read the full article >>

ICD Coding

How Do I Evaluate My Agency On ICD Coding?

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: September 11, 2017

Like a ship without a compass or carpenter without a tape measure, homecare agencies often have no way to evaluate ICD coding performance. By optimizing ICD coding for accuracy, specificity, turnover time on submission to CMS, your agency stands to both boost its revenues and improve cash flow. OK… So, how does your agency know… Read the full article >>

Help Me Start Up A Home Health / Hospice Agency

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: July 30, 2017

There are well over 12,000 home health & hospice agencies in the US, and the industry grew some 4% annually between 2010 and 2015 due to a rapidly aging U.S.. population. For someone with an entrepreneurial spirit to meet the real healthcare needs of people, the homecare industry represents a real opportunity. But, how do… Read the full article >>

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 >>


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 >>