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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Patient Transition of Care and Home Health Agencies
The importance of a well-planned patient transition of care between hospital discharges and home health care helps avoid re-hospitalizations, especially for those elderly patients with multiple medical conditions. Unplanned readmissions often times indicate a failure in one (or all) of these areas: Discharge practices or processes of hospitals Poor communication of care plan to home […]
Compliance Risks Pertinent To Home Health Agencies
How is your Home Health Agency (HHA) complying with state and federal compliance regulations and standards? This might seem like a loaded question. That’s partly because it is. In this blog, we’re going to look into some compliance risks that could happen in your day-to-day operations, and how to avoid such noncompliance. When an agency […]
CMS Star Rating System: Are you a 5-Star Provider?
On July 16, 2015, CMS announced that it would adopt a quality of patient care star rating system. Similar to what is used on online retail sites and restaurant review websites, the star rating system will give consumers a quick and easy way to compare provider quality. The star ratings are aimed to help summarize […]
The Hospice Compare Website is Now Live!
CMS recently debuted their new Hospice Compare website on August 16. Like the Home Health Compare website, Hospice Compare provides a snapshot of the quality of care each hospice facility offers to its patients. The website also gives visitors the ability to compare a hospice provider’s quality of care to national averages and to other hospices. This is all […]
Home Healthcare Agencies and Big Data Uses
Most home healthcare agencies can help track and manage population health as well as ensure an agency’s ability to deliver preventive health when it comes to big data. However, most home healthcare agencies use big data capabilities for billing purposes. Drilling down just a bit more into your big data can prove valuable to your […]
The RAC Audit: Beware
How often have you or an HHA that you know, undergone a CMS Audit? These days it’s becoming more popular for the government to audit HHAs on the grounds of overpayment, no or insufficient documentation, incorrect coding, fraudulent activities, or any one of ten other things. In 2013 alone, CMS has recouped over $3.1 billion […]
Regarding the Medicare Cost Report: Key Tips to Success
Key Tips for Success Regarding the Medicare Cost Report KanTime Tips for Success: March 2021 TOPIC: Success Regarding Medicare Cost Report BIG changes for CY 2020 reporting and beyond! There are numerous, significant changes that home health agencies must address to properly complete the Medicare Cost Report (MCR) for CY2020. In this session, John Reisinger, […]
State Medicaid Programs and Implementing EVV
When Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act in December 2016—which mandated Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for all state Medicaid programs—EVV became a reality for many home health agencies across the country. Although EVV can bring many accuracy- and efficiency-related benefits, no business likes to have processes forced upon them. Even though many states have […]
Patient Rights & QAPI Programs – Highlights (Part 2 of 2)
The most sweeping changes in the final rule of the CoPs for HHAs fall within the purview of patient rights and QAPI programs. Here’s a closer look at what they entail. Patient Rights One of the greatest changes in the final rule of the CoPs for HHAs involves the addition of a patient’s bill of rights […]
The Final Rule For The New CoPs For Home Health Agencies – Highlights (Part 1 of 2)
CMS recently revised Conditions for Participation (CoP) for home health agencies. It’s been over 20 years since the CoPs were drafted, and although CMS made some revisions since then, this is the first time the CoPs have been updated to focus on patient-centered and outcome-oriented quality standards. Pegged at $284 million in annual costs, NAHC projects […]
All Set For This Year’s PEPPER?
Get set for compliance. Get set for competition. Get set for improvements. Get set for success. The third edition of PEPPER or the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report is just around the corner. Is your agency ready to leverage all it has to offer? PEPPER, sponsored by the CMS is a free educational tool that: […]
CMS Pauses & Delays Pre-Claim Review & New Home Health CoPs
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced major updates to the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCRD) and the Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs). Pre-Claim Review Demonstration Paused In Illinois & Delayed In Florida On March 31, 2017, one day before PCRD was set to begin in Florida, CMS announced: “As of April 1, 2017, the Pre-Claim […]