Alora has made EVV easy for Georgia 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 Georgia Medicaid but also a far greater level of operational efficiency than ever before! Alora is an approved EVV vendor by the Georgia DCH.
Alora Home Care Software, with its built-in EVV solution, captures and integrates all of the EVV data from the visit directly into your agency’s workflow.
Alora Home Health Care Software offers a complete agency solution with built-in Georgia Medicaid certified EVV. As an approved alternate EVV system for Tellus/Netsmart aggregator, Alora automatically transmits GA EVV information to Tellus/Netsmart.
When you manage EVV outside of your agency management software – i.e., through a stand-alone system – you have to re-enter data. That takes time and brings mistakes. But Alora’s Georgia Home Health Care Software integrates EVV into a complete, easy-to-use software. All of the information for each visit — about the client, 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.
Home Health Software with Built-in EVV
Alora is an approved EVV Vendor for Georgia Homecare agencies. Alora features the convenience and certainty of EVV built into a comprehensive home health software system.
ALORA EVV FEATURES
Live Real-time Monitoring
Alora offers live monitoring of home visits, notifying your agency of both no-shows and delayed visits. Alora provides a real-time view of all home visit activities in real-time. This ensures that your agency stays compliant and informed while avoiding the risks associated with lost revenue due to visit disruptions.
Faster, More Efficient Billing and Payroll
Alora EVV is integrated within a robust home health software solution. EVV data is automatically captured flows into the Alora full homecare software system. When an agency caregiver exits the patient’s home, the visit is instantly updated within Alora’s system with the start and end times recorded. The visit is then marked as completed. Instantly, the visit is ready for billing and payroll. All visits that did not occur as planned are flagged for manual review by your administrators.
Reduce Claim Denials Risk
Once Georgia Medicaid EVV officially begins in 2021, the possibility of denied claims will increase for those who are not comfortable with a compatible system. Is your agency going to be at risk for claim denials? Alora integrates EVV into claims processing to eliminate the risk of claim denials. With Alora, you can rest easy.
Simplicity through Automated Workflow
Alora standardizes ease & automation through Georgia home care software technology, positioning your agency to enjoy a heightened level of workflow that ensures efficiency and accuracy. The outdated process of committing several manual hours daily to enter and verify EVV data will be a welcome elimination from your staff’s workflow. Inefficient practices cost agencies time and money while raising the possibility of costly errors that can put reimbursement and agency solvency at risk. With Alora, simple is not only power, it is also profitable.
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Built-in EVV for Georgia Agencies – The Advantage of Simplicity
Alora makes work life easier for both administrators and caregivers. The benefits of having Electronic Visit Verification fully integrated within Alora’s Georgia homecare software system begin with the fact that Alora already houses visit information from the point the caregiver arrives at a patient’s home. Upon their arrival at a patient’s residence, caregivers can simply press “Start Visit” and proceed with patient care.
Stand-alone EVV systems lack prior data from the visit, lack information on a client’s Medicaid ID, and lack agency information, caregiver identity, and details of the services being provided. Caregivers are forced to enter all of this information upon arrival, wasting time, and raising the risk of manual entry mistakes. A state-approved system requires extensive training and the hassle of navigating EVV data in two separate systems. Alora’s EVV solution removes these burdens from agencies with a centralized interface designed for both agency admin and caregiver ease. Caregivers can use Alora EVV on their mobile device of choice.
Care Plan based Visit Notes for your Aides and nurses
Alora generates patient-specific visit notes derived from the Plan of Care. Aides and nurses can perform documentation directly from Alora’s EVV interface on their mobile device, simplifying processes, and creating assurance that care was implemented accurately and on time.
Empower Nurses and Aides
Alora empowers aides and nurses with a software tool to not only capture electronic visit verification but additionally
Telephony Automation for Added Assurance
Concerned about what happens if your caregiver arrives at a patient’s home and finds no Internet connectivity? Alora offers homecare telephony as a back up to our GPS based GA EVV software. If your caregiver is performing services in a home and the Internet is not functioning, the caregiver can use Alora’s telephony solution to capture EVV.
All-in-One Solution for Georgia Home Health Care
Alora is not solely an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) solution, additionally, it is a powerful home health software for GA agencies. Alora is engineered to operate as a complete system for homecare, covering the full financial, clinical, and operational aspects of a home health care business.
Excellence, Efficiency, and Financial Success
Alora Home Health Software offers all the features and functionality for your agency to reach the next level:
· 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
· COVID-19 Screening
· Referral tracking
Alora‘s flexible implementation methodologies allow you to choose the features you and your employees need to realize peak productivity.
Mobile-Ready Web-based Platform – Connectivity with Any Device
Alora’s Home Health Software for Georgia Agencies is a fully mobile, browser-friendly solution. Alora’s point of care features can be scaled to any device. Caregivers can access Alora using their smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
When does the EVV requirement begin in Georgia?
In December 2016, Congress enacted the 21st Century Cures Act. Section 12006 of the Act requires States to implement Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for Medicaid-covered Personal Care Services (PCS) and Home Health Care Services (HHCS) by January 1, 2020 and January 1, 2023.
The Cures Act included a provision that allowed states to delay implementation of EVV for up to one year if they were able to demonstrate the state had made a good faith effort to comply with Electronic Visit Verification requirements but had encountered unavoidable delays. Georgia DCH having encountered such difficulties, submitted a Good Faith Exemption Request Form on behalf of the State of Georgia earlier in the year, and CMS granted approval. The GFE approval extended the final deadline for implementing EVV for Personal Care Services to January 1, 2021, and Home Health Services by January 1, 2023. While Georgia missed this January 1, 2021 implementation deadline, and in June of 2021 the deadline was moved to October 1, 2021, DCH is committed to working with members, providers, and vendors to meet training needs and implement a quality solution as quickly as possible.
What Does EVV in Georgia Entail?
EVV is defined as a technology that automates the gathering and transmission of data associated with visits by capturing time, attendance, and care plan information entered by a home health care worker (nurse, aide, caregiver, etc) at the time and location of care. Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) gives providers, case managers, and DCH access to service delivery information in real-time to ensure there are no gaps in care throughout the duration of the service plan.
What services are included in Georgia’s EVV Requirement?
What data or information is required in EVV transmission?
With respect to personal care services or home health care services, and in accordance with the parameters set forth by the 21st Century Cures Act, a compliant Georgia Medicaid EVV system must verify electronically
Is Georgia providing an EVV system?
Tellus/Netsmart has been selected as the DCH EVV service provider for the state of Georgia, however, providers are free to use an EVV service provider of their choosing so long as it meets the collection requirements of the 21st Century Cures Act, and meets integration requirements for data transmission with Tellus/Netsmart.
Can I use an alternate EVV system outside of the state-provided system?
YES. Alora is a Georgia Medicaid Approved EVV Software System.
More About Alora
Alora is one of the nation’s premier providers of software solutions for the Home Health Care industry. We are a trusted partner to countless agencies operating in the peach state, improving agency productivity, profitability, and performance. Alora automates virtually every data capture and management function of an agency’s day to day operations.
The 21st Century Cures Act mandates the use of EVV systems by home care agencies when billing through Medicaid. Alora helps agencies meet and exceed these requirements for electronic visit verification for Georgia Medicaid patient visits.
Since 2005, Alora has been a preferred software for home health agencies in Georgia helping these organizations improve patient care and operational efficiency. Alora was built on a culture that encourages continuous improvement and customer satisfaction. The result is a team of professionals who are dedicated to effectively satisfying your needs by providing the most powerful, yet easy-to-learn and implement technology.
Read more about electronic visit verification in Georgia by visiting the Georgia Medicaid official website