18 Nov Notice of Admission Billing Questions
Home health agencies nationwide are preparing for CMS’ declaration that No Pay RAPS will be replaced with a Notice of Admission process, scheduled to go into implementation on January 1, 2022. Earlier in the year, CMS published a memo explaining how to submit an NOA, however, many homecare providers still have a lot of questions.
What should your agency be doing to prepare for NOA?
CMS’ intent for the transition from No Pay RAPS to Notice of Admission billing, was to simplify the process and give agencies a more cut and dry administrative protocol. While the two are different in some ways, they do share many things in common.
The Alora Home Health blog is committed to providing a resource to agencies, home health software users, and other interested parties within the homecare industry to successfully navigate regulatory changes such as 2022 NOA billing. In addition to a free NOA Billing Webinar, we have provided a resource blog that answers many of the NOA billing questions including but not limited to:
- What is the Notice of Admission?
- What is the purpose of NOA?
- What changes with the Notice of Admission from the No Pay RAPS process?
- When does NOA go into effect?
- What are NOA requirements?
- What are the similarities between NOA and No Pay RAP?
- Will NOA still have a requirement for a valid diagnosis code and HIPSS code?
- Are there NOA exceptions or exemptions?
- Where can I find the NOA Forms?
- Is there home health software on the market already equipped to handle NOA?
- How long will it take from billing the NOA until it is accepted?
- Do you need a HIPPS code to send an NOA?
- How early can an agency submit an NOA for current patients?
- Does an NOA have to be submitted at the start of a Recert Period?
- Will an NOA be required for pro-bono patients?
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