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chronic disease education

Positive Clinical And Financial Outcomes: Do You Realize How Clinical Education Is The Most Important Cog In The Wheel? Let’s Put It First And Foremost In Your Head And Strategic Plan!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: May 22, 2019

Today, positive and clinical outcomes are crucial for long-term survival in homecare.  However, often we don’t see how the basis for success with both begins with clinical education. Now, you may not see the connection at first. So, let’s look at how you need to visualize the future of your agency.  Clinical Education:  Even the… Read the full article >>

interim management

Management Consultant Versus Interim Management: Do You Know And Understand The Difference? Know How Both Function To Put Your Homecare On The Right Path With One Foot In Front Of The Other!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: May 19, 2019

You hire good people. If the whole of a homecare agency is only good as the sum of its parts, then make sure staff fit the roles they play. Often, interim management or a management consultant helps make the wheels of the homecare cog function well. To determine which is best for your agency, ask… Read the full article >>

ICD-10 coding

ICD-10 Coding Moving Forward Into PDGM: Does Your Program Have What It Takes To Thrive Or Are You Setting Yourself Up For A Big Fall? You Can’t Build Your House On A Weak Foundation.

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: May 14, 2019

ICD-10 coding is crucial for today’s home health world. However, agencies still do not accurately reflect patient care with the specificity of codes. This leaves money on the table and leaves CMS to wonder about things like case mix creep. In the world of PDGM, you cannot afford to miss out on proper coding and development… Read the full article >>

interim management

Interim Management: Keeping The Pulse Of Your Homecare Beating During Extended Absences Of The Administrator.

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: May 6, 2019

Regardless the size of your home care, all pieces of the administration puzzle are key. The use of interim management during extended absences often overlooked. Let’s look at how interim management can help the ship continue running smoothly even with a large piece missing.  UH-OH:  It’s the call from a senior level administrator you never… Read the full article >>

starting a home health agency

Starting A Home Health Agency: Make Sure Your Head Knows What It’s Doing Before Your Feet Start Running!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: May 3, 2019

Starting a home health agency takes many steps. Whether you want to bill Medicare or not, state and federal regulations need to be followed before you ever see a patient. You must understand the rules and do it right. Let’s look at first steps and then ways to make it easier.  Steps To Starting A Home Health Agency:  If… Read the full article >>

point of view

Education And Training: Maybe You Need To Start With A Day In The Life Of An Auditor To Make It Stick!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: April 30, 2019

You have completed all the education and training to your staff.  You struggle with seeing compliance in CQI results. If you just don’t know why the results don’t match the effort, then consider looking at things like an auditor. Let’s look at how education and training end up off the mark if you don’t connect the… Read the full article >>

computer documentation

In The World Of Technology, Does Staff Think Home Care Has Lost The Personal Touch? Complete The Balancing Act Of Clinical Documentation And Hands-On Care!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: April 27, 2019

Let’s face it, technology makes life much easier in many ways. However, it can also complicate things for hands-on clinicians. If clinicians are struggling in the world of the electronic medical record, then consider your set up. As you think about what works well for your agency, also consider whether your documentation process needs a… Read the full article >>

business

So, Your Administrator Needs To Go. But How Do You Keep Things Running Smoothly Until You Hire Someone New? Consider An Interim Manager As Your Saving Grace During A Tough Time.

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: April 22, 2019

The world of homecare is a place where compliance is not an option. Having the right person in charge of your business is key. If you don’t have it, an interim manager can get you there. Consider these different ways you can use interim management to keep you on track when you have jumped the… Read the full article >>

start a home care agency

Starting Medicare Home Health: It’s Not As Easy As You Think. Make Sure You Know How To Swim Before You Decide To Take The Plunge!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: April 18, 2019

Starting a Medicare Home Health has a lot of steps and costs. It is important to know what the requirements are based upon federal and state guidelines. If you think you are ready to jump in, then dip your toes in the water first and make sure you have what it takes to get going… Read the full article >>

Game Changer

Not Getting The Results From Education And Training You Want? Make Every Penny Count To Get The Outcome You Need From The Money You Invest!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: April 16, 2019

Homecare education is so important, and no one argues that point. Making sure all clinicians have the critical thinking and technical skills is vital to proper patient care. If you put the dollars into education and training without the seeing the benefit, then you need to change something. Let’s look at ways to transform your education and… Read the full article >>