Home Health Care News January 24, 2022
For home health providers, the transition to the no-pay Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) was a period of adjustment. Now, the Notice of Admission (NOA) has replaced the RAP, and providers are grappling with a number of issues that have cropped up amid the launch of the new process.
Last year, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) kicked off no-pay RAPs as part of its plan to eliminate home health pre-payments and as a prelude to the NOA requirement that began on Jan. 1.
Broadly, an NOA is a one-time submission that alerts CMS when a patient has been admitted to home health. An NOA also covers contiguous 30-day plans of care until the patient is discharged....