Author: Kati Hale

Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) Changes in 2021

As a reminder, home health agencies will no longer receive RAP payments for 30-day payment periods beginning on and after January 1, 2021.However, agencies are required to submit the RAP in a timely manner to avoid monetary penalties. This is in preparation for the transition to the Notice of Admission beginning in 2022.

Audit of Home Health Services Provided as Telehealth During the COVID-19 PHE

The Office of the Inspector General has announced that “we will evaluate home health services provided by agencies during the COVID-19 public health emergency to determine which types of skilled services were furnished via telehealth, and whether those services were administered and billed in accordance with Medicare requirements”.

Emergency Preparedness Plan Action

Much of the United States has experienced a weather emergency this week. Home health agencies and hospices are required to document the events if they enacted another aspect of their emergency preparedness program—in addition to the COVID pandemic.

American Heart Month

We love your heart! MAC Legacy strives to educate and bring awareness to all healthcare professionals in our industry to better serve their patients. February is American Heart Month and we would like to bring awareness of this important campaign with discounted heart related products.