If you aren’t up to speed on MEDICARE’s No-Pay RAP requirement changes, it’s not too late. Dominion Revenue Solutions wants to help home health agencies like yours understand precisely how adding the 2022 Notice of Admission (NOA) changes will affect you and avoid payment reductions from transpiring due to non-compliance.
Notice of Admission
CMS has set out to eliminate RAPs by the end of 2021 and move forward with a 2022 Notice of Admission (NOA) requirement; this is due to some in the home healthcare industry benefiting from pre-payments without rendering appropriate care to their patients. Beginning on New Year’s Day 2022, the NOA will provide ongoing means for organizing the home health benefit and enabling CMS to comply with consolidated payment rules. Departure from this advance payment requires agency cash flow planning.
What Else Do I Need To Know?
The good news is that the one-time 2022 Notice of Admission (NOA) submission will cover consecutive 60-day home health care episodes through discharge, reducing the 30-day RAP coverage period burden. As of January 1, 2022, the NOA submission will be needed within five days from the initial start-of-care (SOC) visit. Along with basic beneficiary information, under the new rule, the HHA must have a valid verbal order that specifies the skill and services to be provided during the initial visit and have completed the initial SOC visit.
How Can My Business Prepare?
Your home health care business can prepare for the upcoming 2022 Notice of Admission (NOA) by continuing to ensure you’re running effective and compliant operations within your business walls. By assuring the maximization of your EMR tools to manage up-to-date admissions, referrals, and front-end, pre-billing processes. Also, remember to continue meeting Condition of Participation (CoP) requirements throughout the course of your patient’s care.
Dominion Revenue Solutions Can Help
Dominion Revenue Solutions will be holding an upcoming webinar to address questions. We will also be sharing more on the changes and how to prepare for them. Also, since this is a significant change and may impact revenue if you cannot get the NOAs out the door, this may be an excellent time to consider outsourcing with Dominion Revenue Solutions.
If you’re still having troubles with the required changes to MEDICARE’s No-Pay RAP, Dominion Revenue Services can help. We have intricate knowledge of the home health care industry to help you prepare for the 2022 Notice of Admission (NOA). Contact us today to begin preparing!
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