Alora has made EVV easy for agencies providing home care in the state of New Jersey. Caregivers and office staff enjoy the unmatched simplicity of Alora EVV because it makes their work easier. The benefit for the NJ home health care agencies is not only compliance with NJ Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) requirements, but also greater operational efficiency.
With Alora, your staff can use one EVV solution irrespective of whether the payer has chosen HHAeXchange or CareBridge as the aggregator. Alora captures the EVV information and automatically transmits to right aggregator.
Whether the patient’s payer is FFS/DDD, Aetna, UHC, WellCare, Amerigroup, or Horizon, your caregiver does not need to figure out which EVV system to use. Alora can be their single EVV app for all the patients, irrespective of who the payer or EVV aggregator is.
NJ Medicaid requires agencies to utilize an EVV vendor. New Jersey has chosen an “Open Model” for EVV, meaning agency providers are free to choose any EVV system that best fits their needs. The sole requirement is that the NJ EVV system selected must collect all six data elements as required by the 21st Century CURES Act. Alora captures this information for you. The EVV data captured needs to be transmitted to the chosen data aggregator.
What is the EVV start date for New Jersey?
EVV is Required beginning January 1, 2021
The NJ Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) is set to implement an EVV system that meets state and federal requirements in 2021. After completing a thorough vendor selection process, an official contract was awarded to HHAeXchange, a statewide EVV vendor. New Jersey is scheduled to implement the EVV system by January 1, 2021, for the following services:
What services are required to use EVV?
The 21st Century Cures Act mandate requires EVV for all personal care services with an “in-home visit.” In the state of New Jersey this includes:
Self-directed personal care services (the Personal Preferences Program & self-directed services coordinated through the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities) will also require EVV
What Providers will the EVV Mandate Impact?
New Jersey’s mandate for electronic visit verification applies to all providers of Personal Care Assistance services, Individual Supports (DDD), Community Based Supports (DDD), In-home Respite (DDD & MLTSS), and home-based supportive care (MLTSS). All services which require an in-home visit are subject to New Jersey’s EVV mandate, including self-directed services (with the exception of live-in caregivers).
What is the required information that must be collected through an EVV System?
Per the 21st Century Cures Act, any approved EVV system must verify:
HHAeXchange is the state of New Jersey’s contracted EVV vendor, with the system set to aggregate incoming EVV data from providers and Managed Care Organizations.
Can I use an alternate EVV system outside of the state-provided system?
The NJ Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) allows agencies operating in the state of New Jersey to choose an EVV system of their preference if they so desire. This “alternate EVV system” must meet the requirements of the 21st Century Cures Act and additionally be able to securely transmit data to HHAeXchange. NJDHS requires that HHAeXchange holds the ability to interface with all existing electronic visit verification systems which meet the 21st Century Cures Act requirements. These efforts will be coordinated through HHAeXchange and/or the MCO.
ALORA is an Alternate EVV Provider for the State of New Jersey
Go above and beyond with a New Jersey EVV system that grants agencies greater operational efficiency, more features and capabilities, seamless compatibility, and peace of mind…
Home Health Software with Built-in EVV
Alora is an Alternate EVV Vendor for New Jersey Homecare. 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 visits activity 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 time 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 EVV begins in 2021, the possibility of denied claims will increase for those who are not comfortable with a compatible New Jersey electronic visit verification 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 New Jersey Medicaid Compatible home health 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.
Call 1-800-954-8250 Ext 2 to speak with a NJ EVV Agency Solutions Consultant.
Built-in EVV for New Jersey Agencies – Integrated Advantages
Alora makes work life easier for both administrators and caregivers. The benefits of having Electronic Visit Verification fully integrated within Alora’s NJ 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’s EVV system for New Jersey 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
Alora offers New Jersey home care agencies an award-winning nurse-friendly home health software solution that is fully supported by a technical support team committed to agency success. Nurses can complete visit notes and assessments right at the patient’s home while enjoying access to all relevant clinical information at their fingertips. The EVV component of Alora grants caregivers immediate access to skilled nursing visit notes and OASIS assessments, ensuring that workflow at the patient’s home stays simple and straightforward.
What occurs if and when your caregiver arrives at a patient’s home and finds no Internet connectivity? Alora offers homecare telephony as a backup to our GPS-based NJ EVV software. If your caregiver is performing services in a home and the Internet is out, the caregiver can use Alora’s telephony solution to capture EVV.
All-in-One Solution for New Jersey Home Health Care
Alora is not solely an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) solution, additionally, it is a powerful home health software for NJ 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 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.
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 state of New Jersey, 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 NJ Medicaid patient visits.
Since 2005, Alora has been a preferred software for home health agencies in New Jersey 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 the technology.
Read more about electronic visit verification in NJ, as well as finding a compliant EVV system in our New Jersey Medicaid EVV BLOG