Ginny’s knowledge and passion for helping clients achieve success defines the mission of her company. Ginny holds a Masters in Nursing Administration with minors in Business and Health Services. She worked as an administrator in Public Health, Home Health, Hospice, and Private Duty home care for the last 27 years. She has a strong background in operations and program development through her experience with the visiting nurse services, national home health companies, and working with investors in startup companies. Ginny is also a nationally published home health author and speaker.
An innovative financial consultant, Tom Nicholas is known for developing and improving accounting policies and procedures in a manner that improves efficiency, saves money, and delivers timely results. Mr. Nicholas is one of two principals at Boyd & Nicholas, a leading financial consulting firm serving home health and hospice organizations nationally. With expertise in cost report preparation, financial analysis, due diligence, accounting, and more, Mr. Nicholas contributes his knowledge to industry conferences and publications. Tom currently serves as outsourced CFO for several home health agencies and has served as interim CFO for home health agencies and hospice agencies. Prior to founding Boyd & Nicholas, he worked for another national consulting firm from 1989 to 1993, in addition to serving as a Vice President of Finance and CFO of a transportation company. Mr. Nicholas has a BS in Accounting from Pepperdine University. Tom is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor.
A highly respected member of the home care community, Tom Boyd is a nationally recognized expert in the field of home health and Medicare reimbursement. Mr. Boyd is one of two principals at Boyd & Nicholas, a leading financial consulting firm serving home health and hospice organizations nationally. With expertise in cost report preparation, financial analysis, due diligence, accounting, and more, Mr. Boyd contributes his knowledge to industry conferences, associations and publications. Prior to founding Boyd & Nicholas, Mr. Boyd served as an intermediary auditor for more than eleven years and worked for another national consulting firm from 1989 to 1993. He has a BA in Management/Accounting from Sonoma State University and a MBA in Business Administration from St. Mary’s College. He is a member of the HHFMA Workgroup, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the U.S. Chess Federation.
Mark has extensive history as an Administrator of Medicare Certified Home Health and Home care Private Duty agencies, (heavily Medicaid program). He was responsible for selection and implementation of a new point of care software system for the organization as well as administering all the Title 19 state contracts for his division. His strengths are in strategic planning and budget development and management and leadership with staff. His depth of understanding of sales and marketing enabled him to build his organization from a small one office operation to a 4 office location. He excels in customer service and with his ability to lead and motivate staff to achieve their best.
Linda has been Home Health Program Consultant at both the state and national level for over 10 years. Clients have included multi-state non-profit system, proprietary and hospital-affiliated agencies, start-ups and well-established organizations seeking improved processes, and/or accreditation, re-structure, management training and presentations. With more than thirty years of experience in home health care, hospice, private duty, DME, and Infusion service lines. She has also been a CHAP Board o Review member with years of experience with Accreditation.
Patricia O’Maley-Lanphere, BA, NCC, ME, Off-site consultant for OASIS integrity and clinical chart review
Patricia served as the Director of Quality Management and Regulatory Compliance for Providence Home Health and Hospice for over 8 years. Her duties included oversight for corporate compliance plan; regulatory compliance, Accreditation readiness, contract management and patient/workforce safety programs. She trained change Facilitators in the initial adoption of the LEAN process mapping and continues to apply those concepts to her practice. She currently is a member of the National Hospice Quality Board as well as participates regularly in the Washington State Home Care Association Quality Committee. She has been a private consultant providing OASIS integrity and clinical chart reviews and financial recovery from the MACs and ZPICs audits for the last two years.
Patricia D. Van Wormer, RN, BSN
Strong clinical nursing and management experiences in both community and university hospitals in Michigan and South Carolina laid a solid foundation for becoming a home health care professional. While working as a home care nurse in Detroit, I was introduced to the need, value, and challenges of Private Duty home care. This knowledge and interest led to seventeen years as branch and then Regional Manager for a large, full-service, rural home health agency in Northern Michigan.
With a goal of integrating private duty services into the continuum of care, Pat focused on staff and community education coupled with collaboration with potential referral sources in our 32 county service area. Growth and expansion included merger and acquisition experiences requiring transition planning and execution. A corporate decision was made to convert our simple scheduling software to a complete Private Duty software program that included client and employee information; data retrieval and tracking; scheduling; billing; and payroll. The decision resulted in standardization of all Private Duty processes in the company. The process development was a team effort and resulted in a successful conversion involving our home office, branch offices, and field staff. This major undertaking resulted in improved efficiency and increased responsibility for staff in each branch; reduction of billing and payroll errors and omissions; improved client and employee scheduling; reduction in home office overhead accounting expenses; improved orientation of new employees; improved client and employee recordkeeping; and improved client and employee satisfaction with scheduling processes. Her ultimate goal was to develop a loyal team of proud employees who provide excellent personal services in a cost-effective manner resulting in “delighted” Private Duty customers. Improved client and employee satisfaction surveys confirmed our progress and achievement toward that end.
Terri is an expert in leading caregivers and internal staff in the achievement of the organization’s vision with over 30 years clinical, administrative, and executive operations. She successfully managed the merger of two large home health and hospice programs as the Executive Director of the Swedish Home Health VNS. She has proven skills in leading system design and implementation and in coaching others to implement improved business and clinical systems/processes. She has experience in successfully managing large budgets and initiatives and teaching, coaching and mentoring others to manage operations at a level of performance excellence and is experienced in sponsoring rapid improvement workshops and other “lean” improvement methods. She has successfully navigated the complexities of large health care systems at several executive levels.
To support and strengthen our consultancies and ensure positive outcomes, Kenyon HomeCare Consulting works directly with a consortium of world-class experts in a variety of fields. Depending on organizational needs, expert support is available in:
- Interim Management
- CHAP & ACHC accreditation
- Cost reporting & financial systems
- OASIS and ICD-9 coding
- Emergency preparedness
- Quality Assurance systems
- Staff and Management education, training & coaching