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Home Health Blog - Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for Virginia Medicaid

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) in the state of Virginia is quickly approaching! Virginia’s DMAS (Department of Medical Assistance Services) in concert with the mandate set forth by the federal 21st Century CURES Act of 2016, will require states to implement Electronic Visit Verification in October, 2019. A Virginia approved (EVV) software system which uses technology to electronically record the start and end time of homecare services attendants providing services to Medicaid members. An approved system will require a device like a mobile phone or a landline to electronically record this data, and as of  October 1, 2019, paper timesheets will no longer be accepted.

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Home Health Blog - Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for Colorado Medicaid

The 21st Century Cures Act, which was passed into law in December of 2016, requires Medicaid programs to implement an Electronic Visit Verification system for Personal Care and Home Health services. Per section 12006, all states must implement an EVV system to avoid a possible reduction in federal Medicaid funding, which could have a negative impact on Personal Care and Home Health services received by Health First Colorado members.

EVV is defined as a system which features multiple point-of-care verification technology, such as telephonic, mobile, and web-based verification data input. An approved electronic visit verification system will electronically verify the occurrence of home- or community-based service visits, denoting the exact time, date, and location that a service begins and ends to ensure the accuracy of associated claims disbursement.

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Minnesota EVV

Home Health Blog - Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for Minnesota Medicaid

Staying with the recent nationwide trend of mandated EVV implementation in home health and homecare, the federal government is poised to require providers within some states to utilize an electronic visit verification system to validate through electronic documentation that patients are accurately receiving the homecare services which agencies bill to the state.

From the inception of the 21st Century Cures Act,  which was signed into law in December  of 2016, providers of personal care services, (inclusive of personal care assistance (PCA) as well as some waiver services effective  2020) and home health care services (beginning in 2023) will need to  establish and utilize an approved electronic visit verification system in order to be eligible for matching federal Medicaid dollars at the full rate.

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Home Health Blog – High Demand Amongst Shortage of Pediatric Care Agencies in U.S

In a season of skyrocketing demand exacerbated by a shortage of trained caregivers, saddled with a difficult to navigate string of confusing state-by-state payment procedures, a pronounced deficit of agencies offering pediatric care in America has left families scrambling for alternatives.

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