We are in a strange world right now. With the outbreak of Covid-19, we are seeing what social distancing and the effects of massive business shutdowns mean for us as a society. While we try to service our clients and keep our employees safe, it is a challenge both financially and logistically. Now, let’s factor in the issues you had with your agency prior to all of this. If you are wondering how to make things work, then take a minute and understand why a consultant can help you even when everyone is working from home.
You Really Think You Need Someone On-Site:
So, let’s say you wish the consultant was there with you to work side-by-side on your issues. Obviously, there are many cases in which that is the ideal scenario and most effective. However, did you ever consider what that consultant can do for you off-site? Consider your own employees at this moment. How many are working from home and what functions are they able to complete while doing so? Your consultant is able to do a whole lot from across the state or even on the other side of the country! Let’s look at a few examples:
- Medicare Auditing: Are you in the middle of an ADR cycle? Maybe you have had multiple that have denied and are dealing with the time crunch to get the rest of your submissions correct before submission. A clinical consultant can review and complete the submission for you. Many of you owners make nursing visits yourselves and don’t have the additional time it takes to compile and submit the data. Access to your EMR and an online access to your intermediary means that you can have that person go through it with a fine tooth comb and submit everything got you while you focus on patient care.
- Financial Review: Regardless of what is happening on the outside, your agency is still dealing with changes from PDGM and making the whole picture work for you financially. A financial consultant who deals with high level administration and Medicare home health analyzes and works directly with clinical to help you understand and find out why your dollars don’t match what you need to be profitable. If you aren’t sure why you aren’t making the dollars you need, then don’t wait around pinching pennies to lose thousands. Get on top of the issues now.
- Clinical Education And Operations: PDGM has forced agencies to look at how a care plan is executed. If you are doing things exactly as you were before PDGM, then you may be struggling today. A clinical consultant has the knowledge and experience in high level clinical and financial management to put the pieces together for your agency. Bridging clinical strategies and helping agencies transition to working at highest levels within scope of practice is important as we move forward. This can all be done remotely. Technology allows us to work directly with staff to understand operations and educate staff clinically on changes to care planning and operational change with groups or individual clinicians.
Let Kenyon Homecare Consulting Help!
At Kenyon Homecare Consulting, we have consultants in all levels of the clinical and operational paradigm to help with anything you need for your agency. Call us at 206-721-5091 or contact us online to see how we can help you transition from a struggle to financial and clinical success.