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Are You Looking To Roll Out Chronic Disease Education In Your Home Care Agency? Does It Feel Like Beginning A Game Of Mouse Trap For The First Time?

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: July 13, 2018

A chronic disease education program is just that. It is a program.  It isn’t an event or a class.  So, let’s take a look at how to truly advance your chronic disease education program into something that works. Change Your Mindset: First of all, you may think if you address chronic disease education as part… Read the full article >>

ICD-10 Coding

Master Your ICD 10 Coding And You Master Your Home Health Program! Maximizing Your Reimbursement And Outcomes All At The Same Time!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: July 11, 2018

ICD 10 coding is complex.  It is detailed and specific.  So are the patients that have the diagnoses attached to those codes.  Make sure you take a look at how better coding makes your program better overall. 5 Ways Maximizing ICD 10 Coding Can Mean A Better Overall Program: First and most important you need… Read the full article >>

Home Care Partnerships

Working With New Partners? Let’s Look At Your Home Care Partnerships And How To Be The Sonny And Cher Of The Home Care World!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: July 9, 2018

Working with a partner always presents a challenge.  Whether you are in a band, marriage, or a home care business, the partnership is about relationships and meeting mutual needs.  With ACOs and other home care partnerships, you must constantly work on the relationship to make it work. Let’s look at your partnerships and the importance… Read the full article >>

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Take A Hard Look At Your Chronic Disease Education And Programs. Are You Part Of The Gold Standard? Do You Want To Be?

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: July 6, 2018

Anyone in home care today knows that chronic disease management is a must, but doing it well is easier said than done.  It begins with solid chronic disease education.  Then, you need a strong internal program for clinical staff to succeed with patient care. Start With What You Do Now: So, let’s say the nurse… Read the full article >>

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Yoda Was A Very Wise Member Of The Force. Is Your ICD 10 Coding An Asset Or Is It Holding You Back?

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: July 4, 2018

You remember seeing Star Wars when Luke Skywalker was with Yoda learning about his role and becoming Jedi the was destined to be, right? When it comes to home health and ICD 10 coding, diagnoses need to truly drive your care plan and make sure you get the reimbursement you deserve. 5 Ways To Evaluate… Read the full article >>

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They Say Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Sometimes Working Together Can Feel Harder! Here Are Ways To Use Your Strengths To End Up On Top On Home Care Partnerships!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: July 2, 2018

Sometimes, on paper, collaboration looks like it should be easy.  Right?  However, we don’t live in a perfect world with perfect human beings.  So, it is important when you work in an ACO or other home care partnerships to know how to make life easier. How Do You Operate And The Partners Operate?: Internal operations… Read the full article >>

Chronic Disease

The Super Bowl of Home Care is Chronic Disease Education. Train Your Aides Or You Will Drop The Ball Without Any Time Left On The Clock. Train Your Aides Or You Will Drop The Ball Without Any Time Left On The Clock!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: June 29, 2018

You know that if you want to succeed in home care moving forward, you must manage chronic disease.  But, how much attention are you paying to chronic disease education?  Better yet, how much chronic disease education do your aides get? Why Your Aide Staff Need To Be One Of The Prime Movers In Chronic Disease:… Read the full article >>

ICD 10 coding

All ICD 10 Coding Is Not Created Alike. Why You Need To Make Sure You Aren’t Comparing Apples To Oranges.

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: June 27, 2018

Are you happy with your current coding solution?  How do you know if your agency getting all you need from your coding company?  Here are some things to look at with your current ICD 10 coding. Do You Receive The Data You Need?: Let’s face it; some of your nurses are great with documentation and… Read the full article >>

Change

You Have Heard Of Integrated Networks, But Can It Really Exist Or Is It Just A Myth? Finding The Perfect Combination of Patient Care When Participation In An ACO is Done Right!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: June 25, 2018

As a home care administrator, you may not be part of an ACO yet. Your local hospitals may be putting together networks and beginning to analyze data.  But, it may not be something that has seriously affected you yet. How Can A Silo Really Go Away?: This is the million dollar question, right? You know… Read the full article >>

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I Know I Need To Educate My Staff For Care In An ACO, But How And Which Employees? I Feel Like I Am Beating My Head Against The Wall Sometimes.

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: June 22, 2018

Whether you come from a small or large home care agency, preparation for an ACO isn’t easy.   It takes time, resources, and patience.  Let’s take a look at how the proper type of chronic disease education is key for all disciplines involved. Shift The Paradigm Of Care: In traditional Medicare models of the past, you… Read the full article >>