Alaska Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

EVV Model: Provider Choice Model | Implementation Deadline: January 01,2020

CareSmartz360 is an all-in-one home care agency management solution that meets all EVV state requirements.

In a Provider Choice Model, states set requirements and standards for EVV vendors. Providers select an EVV vendor of choice that meets those requirements. EVV systems electronically verify the delivery of in-home personal care and home health service visits and document the precise time the service begins and ends. This can be achieved in a variety of ways, such as using mobile applications with Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities, telephony, fixed devices, and biometric recognition.

Governing Body: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Questions about EVV?

EVV is still to be implemented in most of the states with different guidelines and regulations. We’re keeping up with the updates related to EVV implementation and if there is something we haven’t included, please share with us. To learn how CareSmartz360 can help in ensuring compliance, please get in touch with us.

FAQs: Alaska EVV Implementation

21st Century Cures Act’s timelines for State implementation of the EVV requirements is as follows:

  • Deadline to Implement EVV for Personal Care Services Delayed until 2020​
  • Personal Care: January 1, 2020
  • Home Health Care: January 1, 2023

States that have not implemented EVV by January 1, 2020 will be subject to FMAP reductions unless they have made a “good faith effort” to comply and have encountered “unavoidable system delays.” More details are given here .

There are certain standards brought in force by Senior and Disabilities Services (SDS) to make sure that the care services are delivered only by individuals who possess the requisite skills and competencies and to ensure that services are performed in a safe and effective manner. The SDS standards are categorized under different aspects here .

Other regulations with which care providers must comply:

  • Medicaid regulations
  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996)
  • HIPAA Title II Administrative Simplification and Compliance Act
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitations Act of 1973
  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

Ideally, a home care software is embedded with functionalities to help home care service providers meet all the regulations and stay compliant for every act of care.

EVV State Guide

CareSmartz360 EVV Ready

  • Caregivers Tracking
  • Clock-in, Clock-out
  • Manage Schedules
  • Telephony
  • Ensure Compliance & Regulation
  • GPS Enabled Caregiver Mobile App

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