Alora has simplified EVV for Arizona home health care agencies. Thousands of caregivers enjoy the unmatched ease of Alora EVV every day because it makes their work-life easier! The benefit for agencies is not only compliance with Arizona Medicaid but also a far greater level of operational efficiency than ever before!
Home Health Software with AHCCCS Approved EVV
EVV is integrated into Alora’s software for Arizona home health agencies. Alora captures and integrates all the EVV data from the visit directly into your agency’s workflow.
With this integrated solution, your agency can:
ALORA HAS BEEN CERTIFIED BY ARIZONA AHCCCS AS AN APPROVED
ELECTRONIC VISIT VERIFICATION SYSTEM FOR THE STATE OF ARIZONA.
WHY ALORA FOR ARIZONA EVV?
Alora offers Arizona agencies a complete Home Health Care Software for Arizona with Built-in EVV
Alora’s Home Health Software for Arizona is a mobile-ready, comprehensive, whole agency solution that features integrated electronic visit verification in cohesion with the requirements outlined by AHCCCS and the 21st Century Cures Act. The benefit to Arizona home health care agencies is experiencing the unmatched ease of use and greater operational efficiency that ALORA integrated EVV brings.
How does Alora Electronic Visit Verification for Arizona work?
Alora’s EVV system for AZ automatically captures and integrates all EVV data from agency visits, streamlining it directly into ALORA Homcare Software, resulting in faster billing and greater efficiency.
Agency advantages include:
Alora closely monitored the EVV plans and progress made by AHCCCS in order to ensure that our EVV solution met and exceeded the specific needs of Arizona homecare agencies for both skilled and non-skilled care.
Managing Electronic Visit Verification within a separate software system outside of a central home health software, burdens agencies with the responsibility of entering & re-entering data manually. This process drains time and creates the possibility of human error, which leads to mistakes, payment delays, and other complications that can be disruptive to agency operations.
Alora’s Homecare Software for Arizona with integrated EVV contains all of the important information associated with each visit your agency conducts, including patient data, caregiver identity, agency name, and all services provided. This streamlined approach saves your caregivers the responsibility of entering information when they arrive at a patient’s home. The caregiver or nurse can simply press “Start Visit” on their mobile device of choice. Office staff are not required to manually enter EVV data into a separate agency management software, thus bringing higher efficiency and ensuring data integrity. Alora simplifies EVV so you can focus on patient care, profitability, and growth.
Arizona homecare agencies will enjoy the advantage of an integrated live-monitoring feature for home visits. Alora’s EVV system generates notifications of delayed visits and no-shows, giving administrators a real-time view of what is occurring in the field with every visit. Alora’s keeps your agency fully informed while reducing the risk of lost revenue.
Alora’s award-winning software for Arizona Homecare has been consistently rated as one of the easiest to use homecare software solutions by nurses and administrators. Caregivers and nurses can complete visits on their smartphones or tablets, while administrators enjoy the ability to manage their entire agency workflow from the convenience of the mobile device in their pocket. Alora was designed with the expertise of real home health professionals and software technology experts, resulting in an easy and straight-forward software system. We pride ourselves on provider our agency partners with enthusiastic customer support, free training and accessible online resources on our easy to use interface, and an implementation timeline that takes days, not weeks.
As Arizona’s premiere mobile-ready and browser friendly solution for home health management, Alora’s point of care features can be scaled to any device. Alora is deigned for whatever workflow works for your agency, including remote work in the era of pandemic homecare. Your caregivers can access Alora’s features and functionality using their smartphones, tablets, and laptops…your Alora, your way.
· Electronic claims for all payers
· Medication profile and interactions
· Accounts receivable
· HR functions
· OASIS & comprehensive assessment
· OASIS analyzer
· Plan of care (485)
· Automatic 485 generation
· Electronic signature capture
· Eval, POC & notes for all disciplines
· COVID-19 Screening
· Physician orders
· Flexible Scheduling
· Internal email
· ICD10 codes
· Quality assurance
· Integrated Faxing
· Referral tracking
ARIZONA EVV START DATE
The original AHCCCS EVV start date for the state of Arizona was January 1, 2020. A combination of administrative burden, COVID-19 challenges, and other considerations caused the state to request an extension. On November 27, 2019 AHCCCS officially submitted a request and justification to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) asking to extend the timeline for compliance, as allowed for many other states.
ARIZONA EVV DATES TIMELINE ADJUSTMENTS
In accordance with Section 1903 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b), which is better known as the 21st Century Cures Act, in order to prevent a reduction in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP), AHCCCS has mandated to implement Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for non-skilled in-home services (including personal care, attendant care, homemaker, habilitation, and respite care) by January 1, 2020* and for in-home skilled nursing services (home health care) by January 1, 2023.
AHCCCS has additionally received a one year extension approval to implement EVV by January 1st, 2021.
Per the specifications of the 21st Century Cures Act, an agency’s selected EVV system must minimally electronically verify the following information:
CHANGES WITH ARIZONA EVV:
ARIZONA ALTERNATE EVV SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
As of January 1, 2021 and as documented by the parameters outlined by the 21st Century Cures Act, the AHCCCS program will begin using an Electronic Visit Verification system for select home and community-based services. The legislation details the data that must be collected and electronically verified, however, individual states have in many cases been allowed to create their own systems and decide how to gather and report data, as well as whether to include additional compliance rules.
AHCCCS is utilizing EVV to assist in tracking and monitoring service delivery and access to care for members. In essence, AHCCCS is using EVV to ensure individuals get the services they need when they need them most. AHCCCS has contracted Sandata as an EVV system, and intends to provide system orientation and training to providers.
ARIZONA AGENCIES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO USE SANDATA, AND ARE FREE TO SELECT AN EVV SYSTEM OF THEIR CHOICE
Agencies have the choice to use the EVV system provided by Sandata, or to select an Alternate EVV System, so long as it meets the business requirements and alternate data collection specifications laid out by AHCCCS. (view the requirements)
If you have any questions, or concerns, or need additional information regarding Electronic Visit Verification Rules in Arizona, please visit the Arizona Medicaid EVV website at:
Or give us a call at 1-800-954-8250 at a time convenient for you.