Timely RAPs: Steps to Speed Up Submissions

Product Code: YPADA010521A

Quick Overview

Prevent payment penalties for untimely RAPs with a solid workflow and EMR plan.

Price: $249.00

Timely RAPs: Steps to Speed Up Submissions

Timely RAPs: Steps to Speed Up Submissions

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Presented on: Tuesday, January 5, 2021  | 1–2:00 p.m. Eastern

Presented by: Sharon Litwin, Senior Manager - Coding and Clinical Consulting, 5 Star Consultants / Healthcare Provider Solutions

Now that the new year is here, if your RAP is not submitted and accepted in five days, your home health agency will face a hefty penalty. Adjusting to this time frame will require workflow and policy changes, even as agencies are still dealing with COVID-19 response.

Attend this webinar to get a step-by-step plan for constructing a speedy workflow. You’ll be able to put together all the pieces needed for full and accurate payment—including the correct HIPPS code—without compromising quality patient care.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Avoid payment penalties related to untimely RAPs
  • Implement a workflow policy for timely RAPs
  • Develop a smooth process with your EMR vendor that includes triggers for possible penalties
  • Adopt a tracking mechanism to ensure RAPs are submitted and accepted
  • Prevent more payment penalties when the case is a LUPA


  • Review of CMS requirements for RAP submissions
  • How the timing of OASIS and coding fits in
  • Strategies to work with your EMR to smooth the process
  • Ways to track all of the pieces using dashboards
  • Discussion of how LUPA periods could lead to even more penalties
  • Live Q&A

Who Should Listen?

  • Home health administrators
  • Clinical managers
  • Professional coders
  • Quality managers
  • Clinicians
  • RNs

Meet the Speaker

Sharon LitwinSharon Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D, is founder and senior managing partner at 5 Star Consultants in Camdenton, Missouri, a national consulting and coding firm specializing in home care and hospice services since 2003. She was an ACHC and CHAP surveyor, performing Medicare deemed surveys for 10 years.

In her consulting firm, Litwin assists home care and hospice agencies in providing quality, meeting regulations, ICD-10 coding, OASIS, increasing outcomes and star ratings, and having continued survey readiness.

Continuing Education

Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC)
This program is preapproved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) for CEU(s).


Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version is also available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $249 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $249 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 855-225-5341 or email  if you have questions.