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Veteran at home

The Veteran At Home: Does You Homecare Have What It Takes To Properly Serve This Demographic?

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: July 14, 2019

You may read this and immediately want to say yes. This is really the time to think of the veteran at home. At different times, this blog has focused on different patient demographics and how to specialize in them. However, the veteran at home is a demographic often not considered. The needs are different. The… Read the full article >>

team

Continuing Education: What’s Your Gameplan? Are You Looking To Blow The Competition Away? Start With Nurses And Make Them The Quarterbacks..

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: July 8, 2019

The concept of a great team begins with great leadership. This is the way we think of our businesses. Yes? Take it one step further now. In homecare, the leadership of your care team begins with nursing. This should be your approach for continuing education as well. Let’s look at why promoting the leadership in education to… Read the full article >>

ICD-10 Coding

Oasis And Coding Are More Important Than Ever. What Are You Doing To Make Sure Every Oasis Counts? Or, Are You Just Sitting Back Hoping For The Best?

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: July 5, 2019

With the approach of PDGM, homecare agencies work to understand and fit in a new payment system. If this is where your thought process ends, then it is time to go back to basics. Oasis and coding are the basis and the beginning of everything from your care plan to reimbursement. If you do not… Read the full article >>

July 4th

Have A Happy Fourth Of July!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: July 4, 2019

As we celebrate with family and friends today, Kenyon Homecare Consulting would like to wish you a safe and happy Independence Day. We thank the men and women out there serving to keep our country the home of the free and the brave.  Enjoy today and God bless the USA!    

courtroom

Clinical Documentation: Keeping Your Agency Out Of Hot Water And The Courtroom!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: July 2, 2019

Let’s talk about the real issues with clinical documentation. In today’s home health and hospice world it is much more than regulations. It is also much more than taking care of the patient. We live in a very litigious society. As an agency owner or administrator, it is important to make sure documentation can stand up… Read the full article >>

Oasis Training

Who Checks The Oasis Assessments In Your Agency? What Are You Doing With The Data You Receive? Doing Nothing Is Like Having A Brain Unattached From The Rest Of The Body.

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: June 26, 2019

Ok,  it’s time to focus on Oasis assessments. The Oasis is clearly a data collection tool for CMS, but most agencies do not use it properly. Today, incorrect assessments can mean a big difference financially. So, we need to discuss the work flow in your office and how to maximize use the assessment tool. Reviewing… Read the full article >>

ICD 10 Coding

ICD 10 Coding: Understand How Coding And Documentation Can Keep Your Agency Out Of Hot Water At Audit Time!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: June 24, 2019

Sometimes, home health agencies don’t give ICD-10 coding much thought. Maybe you are a home care that provides mainly Medicaid services, so you don’t focus on Medicare specifics. Either way, we are coming up on big changes to payment reform. It is important on both a compliance and financial standpoint to get it right to… Read the full article >>

education and success

Chronic Disease Education: How Do You Invest The Time And Money When You Haven’t Seen The Outcomes From It? It Starts Here And Now!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: June 11, 2019

Chronic Disease Education continues to be a hot topic as homecare moves into further payment reform. In the past, you have probably done it on hire and maybe something at a yearly competency, right? Well, today, we need to talk about it being an effective part of transition and change within your agency. Here are… Read the full article >>

how to stare a home care agency

Starting A Homecare Agency? Don’t Fall Into Quicksand Before You See Your First Patient. Get The Help To Do It Right!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: June 7, 2019

There is a lot to know when starting a homecare agency. Whether you want to provide skilled, non-skilled, or hospice care it is a process. The ultimate goal of every start-up business is to do it correctly and spend the least amount of money to make it happen. Right? Of course. Let’s look at why it makes… Read the full article >>

Interim Management Helping

Utilizing Interim Management: Why This Can Put Your Agency Back On The Map Instead Of Struggling To Survive!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: June 4, 2019

Interim Management isn’t always something most agencies consider. However, maybe it is time to look a little closer at what an interim can do for your agency. You work every day trying to put together the pieces of the homecare puzzle between financial, clinical, and organizational. If you need to refocus efforts and streamline processes,… Read the full article >>