Why Eliminating GPS from EVV Could Cost Millions, Force Massive Step Backward

Posted Monday, May 16, 2022

Congress is contemplating a passing a bill that will eliminate the use of GPS for electronic visit verification due to privacy concerns. If passed, millions of dollars invested by home health providers and state governments are at risk of being wasted.

“The bill includes a provision that “prohibits the use of geographic tracking features and biometrics within EVV systems.” Co-sponsored and lead by Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), the bill has opposition from associations such as National Association of Medicaid Directors, the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services and the Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care.”

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