Many home care agencies aren’t actually aware of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV), its implementation, who all are affected, and the deadline. EVV is an electronic process of recording the clock-in and clock-out timings of a caregiver while delivering care service.
Every agency delivering non-medical care services needs to implement EVV before the deadline, potentially of January 1st, 2020. If any agency fails to do the same, they won’t be able to claim Medicaid against their delivered services in 2020.
Here’s why every home care agency owner needs to implement EVV before 1st January 2020.
To get compliance
One of the crucial aspects is to get compliance with the federal government and the state’s regulations for EVV. There are some home care agencies that are already using some sort of home care management software, and they doubt whether they need to choose another software or not. Well, if the care management software is EVV enabled, they need not consider another software program.
Just in case their home care solution doesn’t offer EVV, they have to rely on a third-party vendor that can offer what’s necessary to make them compliant.
To get timely claims
Every agency needs to implement EVV before its deadline. You have to go through several procedures to obtain compliance from your respected state. Getting compliance requires certain certifications and licenses, which vary from state to state.
It is important for you to ensure that you go through your state’s regulations, which provides you the details regarding the certifications required of your agency. One shouldn’t wait for the deadline to implement EVV as you may end up delaying the Medicaid claim process while you are getting certifications.
Apart from this, you have to ensure that adequate training is provided to the caregivers, staff, and clients before deploying the EVV program in your business process. This also requires some time, and hence, it is strongly recommended that you should move forward quickly.
What Agencies need to implement EVV?
The agencies offering non-medical care need to understand the importance of the deadline so that they can be prepared. On the other hand, the agencies that are offering medical care and clinical services do not need to implement on or before January 1st, 2020. They can implement the same by January 1st, 2023.
EVV is a government regulated program that if ignored, could prevent your agency from receiving payment from Medicaid. Make the necessary time to understand how to become EVV compliant today.