Many home care agencies operating in the United States are required to use Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for billing Medicaid as per the 21st Century CURES Act.
While many states have already provided an exemption to implement EVV until after January 1st, 2021, under the Good Faith Effort Exemption Request, Virginia’s EVV deadline has only been extended from April 1, 2020, to September 1, 2020.
Home care organizations in Virginia need to implement EVV to get Medicaid benefits including reimbursement against the delivered care services before the September 1, 2020 deadline.
The Program Director of DMAS (Department of Medical Assistance Services) of Virginia approved the new deadline after the state’s emergency declaration.
As per the official statement by Tim Catherman (DMAS), “DMAS will continue to pay all the claims of home care agencies regardless of the electronic visit verification data on claims until August 31, 2020.”
Agencies need to comply with state rules and implement EVV to reach compliance with the state’s regulations, and the ones failing to comply until the deadline would be entitled to FMAP deductions.
As Virginia has an “Open Model”, home care agencies can choose the EVV Provider of their choice. CareSmartz360 offers EVV compliance to agencies in Virginia and other states and helps them to be compliant with the state rules.
Home care agencies in Virginia need to spare enough time for training and testing the home care management software before September 1, 2020. We suggest agencies in every state to get the latest and authentic information regarding Electronic Visit Verification and implementing the best home care software by contacting us.
Since Virginia and other states continue to monitor and alter the regulations for electronic visit verification, and other aspects associated with home care, Caresmartz will keep you updated regarding the latest news through our home care blog.
Contact us for further information related to EVV, compliance, and software for home care agencies in Virginia.
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