ABILITY(R) | EASE Helps Home Health Agencies Guard Against RAP Auto-Cancellations

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MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthcare providers who want to avoid Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAP) auto-cancellations can use ABILITY® | EASE to prevent and correct RAP problems.

These days, home health agencies are hyper-aware of the critical need for monitoring their RAPs, given the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) continuing focus on this issue. The auto-cancellation issue drew national attention earlier this year when Palmetto GBA announced its intention to suppress future RAP payments for any home health agency with 100 or more RAPs auto-cancelled between January 1 and April 15, 2013.

The ABILITY | EASE technology identifies RAP issues in advance to prevent auto-cancellations and simplify the correction process. The ABILITY| EASE "RAPs-at-Risk" reporting tool is an automated alert system that gives the user one-click visibility to fix problem claims, including unpaid claims, rejections, denials, ADRs, and RAPs at risk of auto-cancellation. Furthermore, ABILITY| EASE"Click-to-Fix" claims correction with automated follow-up reduces the current manual, error-prone follow-up processes of the DDE/FISS system.

"ABILITY | EASE helps us plan, because it tells us what date we're getting funds. And if the RAPs at Risk report says there's a problem with a RAP, we no longer need to wait until it gets denied. We can fix it right there and re-send it. Medicare payments don't get slowed down any more," said Mattie Kennedy, director of nursing, Doctors Choice Home Health. "We were getting auto-cancellations before and spending time tracking down RAPs at risk. In this business, time is money."

ABILITY® Network Inc is a healthcare technology company trusted for over a decade by thousands of hospitals, home health care agencies, hospices, skilled nursing facilities, DME providers and physicians throughout the US. ABILITY provides a broad suite of innovative workflow tools to help manage the administrative complexities of healthcare.

CONTACT: John Porricolo Media Relations ABILITY Network Inc 612.277.3941 mediarelations@ABILITYnetwork.com

Source:ABILITY Network Inc