Posted Saturday, April 2, 2022
Home health agencies began experiencing problems with Notice of Admission (NOA) submissions in January of this year when the NOA was implemented, due to CMS systems issues and some MAC-specific systems issues.
Most of the issues were fixed at the end of January, but an issue with reason code U537F assigning incorrectly on some NOAs still plagues home health agencies. There is no workaround, and without the NOA on file with CMS home health agencies cannot submit the associated final claim. Therefore, cash flow in some home health agencies experiencing NOAs returned with U537F has been impacted for a few months.
A system fix to correct this issue is being created, and NAHC has learned from CMS that it anticipates April 4 as the implementation date of the fix.
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