Home Health Experts Offer Update on Transition to No-Pay RAPs

Home Health Care News, By Joyce Famakinwa | February 17, 2021

"It’s been 48 days since the start of “no-pay RAPs” in home health care. During this time, providers have had to navigate a sea of challenges and unexpected speed bumps while adjusting to the new process.

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) kicked off no-pay RAPs on Jan. 1 of this year. Broadly, the payment change is part of the agency’s plan to eliminate home health pre-payments and move toward a Notice of Admission (NOA) requirement next year.

In general, no-pay RAPs are a signal to notify Medicare that a beneficiary has begun to receive care from a certified home health provider. A major question from providers has had to do with the processing time..."

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