25 Apr Virginia EVV Update
DMAS EVV Start Date
Virginia DMAS Changes Implementation Date for EVV to July 1, 2020
For the state of Virginia’s Electronic Visit Verification implementation, the official start date has been changed from April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2020. Many agencies had been pushing for an extension of the date due to implementation burdens and other administrative challenges.
The official update was communicated from Tim Catherman, Program Director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services of Virginia (DMAS), in response to the state’s emergency declaration that sets forth that DMAS will continue to pay claims regardless of the EVV data on the provider’s claims until June 30th, 2020.
The direct communication from DMAS is paraphrased below:
“EVV requirements remain in effect for agency and consumer directed personal care, respite, and companion services. In order to ensure prompt and proper payment for services provided to members during the emergency declaration, DMAS will continue paying claims regardless of the status of EVV data on the provider’s claims until June 30, 2020. This applies to services provided through fee for service, Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC Plus) and Medallion 4.0 managed care plans.”
As Virginia and the remainder of the nation continue to monitor and adjust to how the COVID-19 virus impacts healthcare, we will continue to update you in our home health blog.
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