Simple Steps to get Compliance for Home Care Agencies

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If you are a home care agency owner, you probably know about the mandate to implement Electronic Visit Verification (EVV). The deadline to implement EVV in home care is January 1, 2020.

Agencies are advised to get home care compliance before the deadline to avoid the possibility of Medicaid claims being rejected. Here are some easy steps to take to be EVV compliant before it’s too late!

Check your state’s regulations

Every state has different criteria for EVV–while some may be valid in one state, they are invalid in another. Firstly, you must know your state’s regulations before you move to the next step.

Also, check if any certifications and specific licenses are required to comply with your state and the federal government.

Your state may even demand certain additional certifications besides the ones you already have–this entirely depends on a particular state’s regulations.

Pick a Vendor

Once you have gone through your state’s regulations, it’s time to choose a reliable vendor. The federal government and state allow home care agencies to choose any EVV vendor that best suits them.

It means you can research and find a suitable service provider by ensuring that their solution makes your agency compliant.

Pick an end-to-end home care management solution that streamlines your business processes. For instance, you can choose a solution that offers billing, payroll management, scheduling, HR & training, etc. It will help scale your business growth.

Ensure training caregivers and clients

After finalizing the vendor, ensure your caregivers are aware of the same. Further, give them rigorous training on using the home care management software with EVV.

The same is required for your clients to understand how to utilize the software for their better care.

Don’t miss the deadline!

Lastly, set an EVV implementation deadline reminder for January 1, 2020 (set it for December 31 so that you’re compliant before the final date).

That’s all, folks.

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