If your agency hasn’t adopted Electronic Visit Verification – well, that day is coming.
Following the federal 21st Century Cures Act, all U.S. states are required to implement EVV solutions for home care agencies providing services funded by Medicaid.
Your agency has a choice to make: 1) Manage EVV separately through a stand-alone system or 2) manage it through full-solution software that has EVV built-in. If you choose the latter, you need to look at agency management software from a vendor that’s certified by your state as an “alternate” vendor. Alora is an approved alternate EVV vendor in many states.
Alora provides a GPS-based EVV app along with a Telephony based EVV solution as a backup. This way, your caregivers have a fallback option if they cannot access their app to capture GPS-based EVV due to not having a smartphone or no internet.
No other software company has more expertise in EVV than Alora. Here’s why:
We were fully integrating EVV into our platform even before federal legislation passed; and we’ve been tailoring our EVV software to meet the exact requirements and processes of state Medicaid programs, which vary from state to state.
Alora was the first alternate software solution provider authorized by several states that have implemented EVV.
By choosing Alora’s award-winning cloud-based emr for home health system, you’ll not only meet the EVV requirement – all of your EVV activities and information will be completely tied into scheduling, billing, payroll, and every other aspect of your home care services.
Here’s what EVV by Alora looks like for your agency:
When you manage EVV outside of your home health software – i.e., through a stand-alone system – you have to re-enter data. That takes time and brings mistakes.
But Alora software integrates EVV into a complete, easy-to-use software. All of the information for each visit — about the patient, caregiver, agency, schedules, and service provided – is built-in.
So, your caregiver doesn’t have to re-enter information … and your agency gets the benefit of accuracy and efficiency.
Alora has built connectivity with many EVV aggregators, including, Sandata, Tellus (Netsmart), HHAeXchange, and CareBridge to transmit EVV data. This connectivity allows agencies to use Alora as their all-in-one solution for EVV and agency management. Alora automatically transmits all visits completed as planned to the EVV aggregator. Alora flags visits with discrepancies – such as caregiver forgetting to clock out – for manual review before transmitting to the aggregator.