Don’t Panic: NOA Launch Leaves Home Health Providers Navigating a Sea of Issues

Posted Saturday, January 29, 2022

Starting in 2020, the no-pay Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) was replaced by the Notice of Admission (NOA) causing providers dealing with a new set of issues. The NOA alerts CMS when a patient is initially admitted to home health, and it covers the patient for thirty-day plans of care.

“This helps with consolidated billing; it is faster than waiting until the claim is processed,” Katie Wehri, director of home health and hospice regulatory affairs at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), told Home Health Care News. “When RAPs were eliminated, there had to be something that would take its place to identify when a patient was admitted. The NOA is that, and it’s a little less complicated than the RAP.”

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