In compliance with the 21st Century Cures act, Texas like all states in the U.S, will have to implement an approved computer-based Electronic Visit Verification system capable of verifying the occurrence of authorized personal attendant service visits. The solutions must electronically document the precise time a service delivery visit begins and ends. Due to the impacts of coronavirus, HHSC extended the implementation deadline to May 1, 2020, to select an EVV system and initiate the onboarding process. (The original deadline for EVV implementation was April 1).
Update: Jan 2021
HHSC issued a notice that while the organization understands that program providers, financial management services agencies, and consumer-directed services employers have experienced difficulties due to COVID-19 and its impacts on their members and employees, and subsequently temporarily relaxed deadlines last year. As of January 2021, federal law does not allow any further delays to the implementation of the Cures Act EVV requirement for Medicaid personal care services. If HHSC fails to implement by Jan. 1, 2021, Texas runs the risk of losing federal dollars for state Medicaid programs.
Texas is mandating a requirement for EVV for certain Medicaid funded home and community-based services provided through the Health and Human Service Commission, and additionally for managed care organizations.
By the implementation date in January 2021, program providers and FMSAs must:
Texas HHS currently requires Electronic Visit Verification for about 90 percent of Medicaid personal care services. The programs and services currently required to use EVV are:
*EVV is not currently required for services being self-directed through the Consumer Directed Services or Service Responsibility Options.
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