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clinical education

Check Your Watch Because It is Time! Clinical Education In Homecare Is The Beginning Of Future Success. Don’t Wait Any Longer!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: May 30, 2019

So, let’s talk about your clinical education. How do you approach it? Have there been changes in the last 10 years? Also, how does staff evaluate it? There are many reasons that agencies hold off on educational programs for staff. Let’s first look at those and then consider why to change the current role clinical education plays… Read the full article >>

interim management

Help! Does It Feel Like Things Are Falling Apart At Your Agency? Now Is The Time To Let Interim Management Jump In The Deep End With You!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: May 27, 2019

The homecare industry is facing another big change with PDGM in 2020. As you revisit your current strategic plan, did you make goals to get ready for it? If not, then there is still time. You may feel so busy that fitting in changes seems impossible. Let’s look at how interim management can get you… Read the full article >>

start-ups

Homecare Start-Ups: Ways To Avoid Mistakes That Can Detour You Before You Even Start!

By Ginny Kenyon | Published: May 24, 2019

When thinking of homecare start-ups, you have a lot of data to consider. If you don’t know the process well, then you can spend a lot of money and never open your doors. The important part is to consider certain things first. We will focus here on Medicare certified agencies but know that certain things… Read the full article >>

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 >>