Archives: 2020, December

Wrap Your Arms Around the RAP – Request for Anticipated Payment 2021

By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: December 29, 2020

Beginning 1/1/2021 the Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) will no longer have a 20% payment associated with its processing. The RAP will continue to be a requirement for payment and ironically will be associated with a penalty if it is not accepted at the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) by Day 5, the begin date of the payment period being Day 0. The penalty will be a daily amount as a proportion of the 30-day value related to the HIPPS code that the 30-day payment period is worth.