Alora has simplified the process of electronic visit verification (EVV) for Connecticut personal care and home health agencies. Thousands of caregivers enjoy the unmatched ease of Alora EVV because it makes their work-life easier. The benefit for agencies is not only compliance with the Connecticut EVV mandate, but also a far greater level of operational efficiency.
Alora’s CT EVV solution is integrated into Alora’s agency management software for Connecticut home care. Alora captures and integrates all of the EVV data from the visit directly into your agency’s workflow.
With this integrated solution, your agency is able to:
Alora is a certified alternate EVV vendor for Connecticut Medicaid in accordance with the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services. Connecticut Medicaid EVV information captured by Alora is seamlessly transmitted to the CT Medicaid EVV aggregator, Sandata. As an all-in-one solution for Connecticut home care agencies that combines EVV and agency management within one system, Alora brings great efficiency and ease of use for your staff.
When you manage electronic visit verification workflow outside of your home care software, you ultimately have to re-enter data. Manual entries take time and increase the chances of costly human errors that can lead to additional work and lost revenue. Alora’s Home Care Software for Connecticut already has all of the information for each visit — about the client, caregiver, agency, and service provided. That means, your caregivers do not have to re-enter information when they arrive at a patient’s home. They can simply press Start Visit on the Alora system upon arrival. Your office staff does not need to manually reenter EVV data into your agency management software. Your agency gets the benefit of accuracy and efficiency.
Countless Connecticut agencies have chosen Alora Home Health Care Software to make their work-life easier AND make their business run better. Alora’s comprehensive (yet incredibly easy to use) platform:
Alora offers live monitoring of home visits, alerting your agency for delayed visits and no-shows. This capability gives a real-time view of what is happening in the field with home visits, by the minute. With Alora, your agency stays compliant, while avoiding lost revenue due to missed visits. Alora keeps your agency in full control of what is happening with all of your home visits.
Don’t put your agency at risk for claim denials. Alora provides your back-office with a complete system that integrates EVV into claims processing to eliminate the risk of claim denials. With Alora, you’ll always have compliance and peace of mind.
With EVV integrated, the electronic visit verification data captured during visits automatically flows into the full Alora system. The moment your caregiver leaves a patient’s home, Alora updates the visit data with the start and end times and marks the visit as completed. Instantly, the visit is then ready for billing and payroll. Any visits that don’t occur as planned, are flagged for manual review.
Alora’s automated workflow elevates your agency’s efficiency to an entirely new level. Compared with an agency that uses an alternative solution, your staff would have to navigate spending endless manual hours copying EVV data from another software into your system, just to ensure accurate billing. Agencies lose time and money with inefficiency that can never be recouped, not to mention the possibility of errors that require even more time to be corrected, causing frustration and putting your Medicaid reimbursement at risk.
Alora makes work life easier for your caregivers. With Alora, Simple is power. That power starts with the simple act of your caregiver pressing the “START VISIT” button on their smartphone or tablet from a patient’s home.
The convenience of fully integrated EVV within Alora Home Health Software‘s whole agency management system is that Alora has already populated all the relevant data for a scheduled visit when your caregiver arrives at the patient’s home…allowing the caregiver to focus solely on patient care. In comparison with a separate Connecticut EVV solution that stores no prior data regarding the visit taking place, the advantage of Alora is clear.
With a separate system, there is no information on the patient’s Medicaid ID, the agency name, the caregiver’s information, or the tasks to be performed for the client. This places an undue burden on the caregiver to accurately enter all of this information when they get to the patient’s home. Unnecessary time consumption, human error, transmission mistakes, all of the variables that can frustrate your staff and prove costly to the agency, synergize into a result that complicates the billing and confirmation process and obstructs delivering focused care for the patient. With Alora, complexity fades, creating a win/win for your staff and your patients.
Did your caregiver actually perform all of the tasks that were required within the plan of care? No need to worry about the answer as Alora generates patient-specific visit notes derived directly from the POC. Your home health aides and nurses can perform the required documentation directly inside the Alora EVV interface – simplifying their workflow.
Alora empowers aides with software that not only captures electronic visit verification but also allows them to check their schedules, pull up client information, complete plan of care based visit notes, and communicate with the agency through secure mail with text notifications, all from the convenience of, of their mobile device of choice.
For your nurses, Alora is very nurse-friendly home health software. Aside from capturing EVV data, nurses can complete visit notes and assessments right at the patient’s home while having access to the important clinical information necessary to complete their duties. Alora’s EVV component grants nurses quick access to skilled nursing visit notes and OASIS assessments ensuring that the entire process of patient care is easy and straightforward.
Don’t have Internet connectivity at your patient’s home, no problem! Alora also offers an integrated telephony solution as a backup to the GPS-based EVV software. If your caregiver is at the patient’s home with no Internet connectivity, they can simply use the telephony solution to capture EVV.
Alora is more than simply an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) solution for Indiana homecare agencies. It is a comprehensive solution consistently rated as the most user-friendly software on the market. Alora was engineered to perform as a complete agency management EMR for home health agencies in Connecticut that covers the clinical, financial and operational aspects of a home health care business. With EVV integrated seamlessly, Alora improves operational efficiency and provides cost savings for your agency.
Alora’s EVV solution improves agency efficiency and reduces costs by eliminating the tiresome process of manually entering visit information. Experience how Connecticut home health agencies can not only meet but exceed the requirements of Connecticut’s electronic visit verification mandate, while simultaneously improving agency workflow. Alora EVV can improve profitability by disposing of manual data entry tasks and helping your agency thrive. For a no-obligation demo, contact us at 1-800-954-8250 Ext 2 or click here to schedule a demo.
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When did EVV start in Connecticut?
In 2016, Section 12006 of the 21st Century Cures Act established a requirement for all states to use an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system. Medicaid home health care
services (HHCS) and personal care services initially were instructed to begin using EVV by January 1, 2023. The Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) requested and received approval for a Good Faith Effort (GFE) exemption request from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to delay the EVV implementation timeline for HHCS. All providers were then instructed to comply with the Home health care services mandate prior to January 1, 2024.
What data does an approved EVV system have to report?
At a minimum, an approved EVV system that is compatible with the state’s Sandata aggregator must electronically verify:
What EVV systems can I use?
The 21st Century Cures Act directs Medicaid programs to require personal care services and home health service providers to use an electronic visit verification (EVV) system to document services rendered. Connecticut has selected Sandata as an EVV system aggregator, so agencies are free to choose any EVV system that is approved to work within the state’s certified EVV compliance parameters.
Alternate EVV Systems for Connecticut
Providers may choose to use an EVV solution other than Sandata; however, providers will still be required to export data from their selected system to Sandata’s “Aggregator.” A provider’s Alternate EVV vendor must complete the testing & certification process with Sandata in order for the provider to receive their EVV production credentials. The provider must then complete Sandata’s self-paced aggregator training. This requirement will be necessary for documentation, billing, and reimbursement purposes.
Alora is an approved Alternate EVV vendor for the state of Connecticut.
Alora offers a fully mobile home health software for Connecticut agencies to ensure compliance and succeed:
· 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
· Integrated Faxing
· Physician orders
· Flexible Scheduling
· Internal email
· ICD10 codes
· Quality assurance
· Communication log
· Braden scale
· Referral tracking
Alora‘s flexible implementation and full customer support onboarding allow you to select only the features and devices you and your employees need to reach maximum productivity.
Alora’s Mobile-Ready Web-based Platform Equates to Connectivity with Any Device
Because Alora’s Home Health Software is a mobile-ready and browser-friendly solution, our point of care features can be scaled to any device. Simply put, your caregivers can access our solutions on their mobile device of choice, using their smartphones, tablets, or laptops.
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