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In Chronic Disease Education, Don’t Forget Your Contracted Therapies. Without Making Them A Part Of The Disease Management Picture, Outcomes Will Suffer.

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: September 19, 2018

Like many agencies in the United States, you may use contracted therapy services.  It is very important that contracted services are considered no different than employees when it comes to education.  Let’s look at why your chronic disease education is worth the investment to contracted entities. Promoting Partnerships: This is a day and age where… Read the full article >>

regulatory compliance

Are you Ready For Your Home Health Survey? Here’s Why A Mock Survey From A Senior Consultant Can Save You Money And Headache In The Process Of Figuring Out The Answer!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: September 14, 2018

The Conditions of Participation have been in full swing for a little while now.  However, those in the process of being surveyed with the new COPs are finding out it is tougher.  Let’s look at why is makes sense both financially and from a compliance standpoint to have a home care consultant mock survey your… Read the full article >>

Winning

Chronic Disease Education: If You Consider It A Work In Progress, You Have a Much Better Shot Of Crossing The Finish Line In First Place!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: September 12, 2018

The title of this article may seem like a contradiction.  How can you always be a work in progress, but still cross the finish line? In home health, the industry and operations are continually changing.  Since this is the case, why does the majority of the industry approach chronic disease education like a class as… Read the full article >>

Ask Staff

What’s Really In ICD 10 Coding? Let’s Pick Your Clinician’s Brains To See Their Perspective. Will It Be The Same As What You Think?

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: September 10, 2018

In the world of ever-changing home health and hospice, clinicians have so much to put together.  The pieces of the home care puzzle can often leave clinical staff feeling like a mouse in a maze.  When you consider ICD 10 coding, it needs to be much more than some numbers on a piece of paper. … Read the full article >>

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Extra! Extra! Read All About it! Why A Home Care Consultant May Be Exactly What Kind Of A Friend You Need In Business.

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: September 7, 2018

Healthcare is in an age of collaboration and transparency between providers. However, it is also very competitive.  So, there is often a tug-of-war between fighting for referrals and working well together.  Let’s take a look at a few ways a home care consultant can be the guidance you need to increase referrals and still work… Read the full article >>

Education

The Minute Your Home Care Agency Quits Learning Is The Minute You Begin To Lose Your Edge! Always Keep Ahead of The Game.

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: September 5, 2018

Home care has always been an industry where you have to look forward.  Whether it is patient care, regulation changes, or the job market, home care is always on the move.  Education in the industry is no different.  As CMS focuses on chronic disease education and management of care through ACO’s, agencies must be in… Read the full article >>

Coding Accuracy

Are You Making Sure You Are Good Enough Now Before ICD 11 Comes At You Like A Ton Of Bricks? Streamline Your ICD 10 Coding So You Are Prepared.

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: September 4, 2018

Remember when ICD 10 coding hit?  Wow, what a huge change for clinical as well as coding staff.  Since the industry is not far away from ICD 11, make sure your ducks are in a row now.  Functioning well in ICD 10 coding will make everything easier for the transition. What? ICD 11?: ICD 11… Read the full article >>

specialty services

Are You Looking At A Home Health Specialty Service? Here Are Some Things To Consider Before You Jump In With Both Feet!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: August 30, 2018

OK, so here you are in a world of specialty services in healthcare.  You want to make your home care agency stand out, but maybe you aren’t sure exactly which specialty to provide or the best way to begin the process.  Let’s take a look at homework to do prior to determining your niche’ service…. Read the full article >>

How Do You Even Begin To Tackle Chronic Disease Education? Why Online Education Can Eliminate The Bumps In Your Agency And While Working With Other Other Providers!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: August 29, 2018

So, if you have been looking for how to improve your agency processes, then you have inevitably considered how you handle chronic disease education.  It is at the forefront of outcomes as well as episode management. Why Online Chronic Disease Education?: There are so many approaches to educating staff and standardizing information given out is… Read the full article >>

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Does Your ICD 10 Coding Need A Check Up? Why A Scheduled Side-By-Side Comparison By An Outside Source Can Tell You So Much!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: August 27, 2018

Today, if you know how important a back-up plan for ICD 10 coding in your home health agency is, then you also know how important it is to consider the right one for your agency. Let’s look at some simple factors and why you need to pick the outsourced company that best works with your… Read the full article >>