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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 >>

billing and coding

How To Improve Your Billing And Coding Quickly

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: March 28, 2017

Maintaining a staff of top-tier clinicians who deliver second-to-none care to your clients is your first priority as a homecare organization owner or manager. But billing and coding are nearly as important. For, unless you are adequately reimbursed for the services you provide, your ability to deliver that unbeatable care will soon evaporate. When your… Read the full article >>

interim management outcomes interim management outcomes

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 >>

Interim Management

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 >>