Providers Scramble to Figure Out EVV as Implementation Date Inches Closer

Posted on Monday, December 28, 2020

Starting on January 1st, Medicaid-reimbursed home care providers will be required to electronically verify the services that they deliver in the field. They must record data points, including date, time, location, type of service and other information.

“EVV originally became law in 2016 under the 21st Century Cures Act, with the goal of curbing fraud and abuse in the delivery of home-based care. The law sets the federal guidelines for EVV, but the mandate is administered at the state level.

States that aren’t compliant with EVV guidelines by the Jan. 1 deadline will be subject to a reduction in Federal Medical Assistance Percentage funding, which in turn impacts resources for state programs.”

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