How Better Happens – Understanding KanTime’s EMR Software Features
KanTime is an enterprise-based software solution that provides cloud-based software to home health, hospice, pediatric, private duty, palliative, and consumer-directed services agencies. We have crafted this document to help agencies better understand the features inside KanTime’s EMR platforms and why we are the nation’s fastest-growing EMR Software.
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Tips for Getting the Most from Your EHR with SimiTree
Electronic health or medical record software comes with a hefty price tag – but many agencies never reap the full value of their significant investment in information technology. Until workflow processes have been customized and staff has been trained for optimal use, no EMR can offer optimal performance, and post-acute care providers won’t see the […]
MedPAC States: Cut Hospice Payment Cap by 20%, Report Telehealth on Claims
Recently, MedPAC has suggested to Congress that current hospice payment rates should stay at the current levels for the coming year. They also recommend that the U.S. Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) apply the wage index to the hospice aggregate cap and a 20% cut. Due to the impact of Covid-19, MedPAC is […]
Key Barriers Could Limit Adoption of Home-Based Care Models
COVID-19 provided the post-acute care industry the opportunity to shake the healthcare market by turning the world’s attention to the home-based care model. It has been shown that the home-based care approach can boost patient satisfaction, lower cost, and improve the quality of care versus providing care in a hospital setting. However, there have been […]
CMS Update: Expanded HHVBP Model
On January 1, 2022, CMS implemented the expanded HHVBP model to include Medicare-certified Home Health Agencies (HHAs) in all fifty states, Washington DC, and U.S. territories. The calendar year, 2022, will be the pre-implementation year. CMS will provide resources and training to give agencies time to prepare and learn about the requirements of the expanded […]
Why Political Roadblocks Threaten Home Health Care’s Biggest Policy in 2022
Since the start of 2022, there have been several policy concerns around home-based care. Home healthcare policies are considered timely and critical in the post-acute care industry; however, it seems in Washington D.C. that lawmakers do not see it that way. Some of the home healthcare policies expressed are the extension of the Acute Hospital […]
Easing the Transition from Hospital to Pediatric Post-Acute Care
No one likes the hospital; whether you’re five or 105 years old, the hospital probably ranks up there with going to the dentist. The long wait hours, cold chairs, piercing bright lights and having to repeat your medical history to a doctor every few hours make it uninviting. But to a child in the pediatric […]
The Importance of Documentation in Home Health Pediatrics
Pediatric documentation can be tedious and meticulous, especially if an agency’s software doesn’t have a streamlined process to make it easier. Clinicians make multiple patient visits a day, thus manually documenting each patient’s visit and then inputting the information into the system. This often creates room for error or bottlenecks, resulting in more extended workdays […]
The Importance of Deprescribing and How Technology Can Help You and Your Patients
Deprescribing is a meaningful conversation that clinicians need to have with their patients once admitted into hospice. Many times, when patients come into hospice care, they are over-prescribed medications that they don’t need to be on at all. It’s the clinician’s responsibility to ensure their patients receive the proper treatment while in hospice care and […]
Understanding the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM)
Change has been occurring left and right over the past year and a half, especially in the post-acute care industry. The most recent is the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), having changed their RAP adjustments three times over the past years. While juggling all these changes, post-acute care agencies need not worry as we go through […]
FY 2022 Final Rule: What to Expect in 2022
This month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the FY 2022 CMS Proposed Rule. On August 4, 2021, the Federal Register made public the official FY 2022 CMS Final Rule. The Hospice Final Rule goes into effect on January 1st, 2022. Hospice agencies can expect minor changes to the proposed rule that […]
Palliative Care in the Post Acute Care Industry
This article discusses what palliative care is, why it’s important in the home healthcare industry, and some differences between palliative, home health, and hospice care. What is Palliative Care? According to The Center to Advance Palliative Care: “Palliative care is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together […]
Is Your Hospice Agency Constantly Performing IDT Prep?
An efficient and effective Hospice IDT process is essential to ensure core care teams can provide and document the required oversight and adjustments to the patient’s care plan while still having time to participate in inpatient care. Many Hospices have expressed spending 5+ days in research and prep mode before the actual IDT to gather […]