What is EVV?
EVV is an acronym for Electronic Visit Verification. This process uses electronic means to verify visits for personal or home health care services. The information collected during visits includes:
- the date of service provided
- the start time and end time for service provided
- the type of health care service performed
- the location of the service provided
- information about the service provider
This mandate was born from a joint Senate and House of Representatives bill referred to as "The 21st Century Cures Act." This bill mandates that states implement EVV for all Medicaid personal care services (PCS) and home health care services (HHCS) that require an in-home visit by a provider.
In Arkansas, this "currently" applies to:
- Attendant Care – S5125U2
- Personal Care 21 and Over – T1019U3
- Personal Care 21 and Under – T1019
- Respite – S5150
EVV offers a modern way for care providers to record their visits by location, time, and tasks. Visits can be logged using an app on the caregiver's cell phone or the member's landline phone.
According to the Federal mandate, States must require EVV use for all Medicaid-funded PCS by January 1, 2020, and HHCS by January 1, 2023. Otherwise, the state is subject to incremental FMAP reductions up to 1% unless the state has both made a "good faith effort" to comply and has encountered "unavoidable delays."
deTASO has worked closely with several aggregators (the firms who verify visit data before billing). Based on the industry needs and Federal mandates, we are adequately equipped to collect, verify, store, and transmit the required data. We believe we can also meet the strict password and location requirements.
For further information, please consult your state's EVV requirements. You can always reach out to our team, and we'd be happy to hear your concerns and, if appropriate, send you our EVV Webinar recording.