Arizona Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

EVV Model: Open Model | Aggregator: Sandata | Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2020

CareSmartz360 has an integration with Sandata. You can use CareSmartz360 as your agency management system to meet all EVV state requirements.

According to Section 1903 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b), AHCCCS is mandated to implement Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) to help avoid cutting down the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) for non-skilled in-home services (attendant care, personal care, homemaker, habilitation, respite) by January 1, 2020 and for in-home skilled nursing services (home health) by January 1, 2023.

Governing Body: Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

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: Arizona EVV Implementation

No. As long as all of the statutorily mandated information is collected on personal care and home health care services requiring an in-home visit by a provider, states have significant discretion to utilize the system(s) of their choosing. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) does not endorse one type of system over another.

The following is a high level summary of anticipated changes with the implementation of EVV:

Things that Stay the Same Things that Will be Different
Member choice of provider Elimination of paper timesheets
Availability of services Use of EVV devices
Member choice of individual direct care worker How member/representative signature is collected
How services are provided Verification is required by member/representative at the end of every visit/shift
Where services are provided

  • On July 30, 2018, President Trump signed the law delaying by one year (January 2020) the federal match with holding penalties to States for non-compliance with the EVV mandate in the 21st Century Cures Act.
  • AHCCCS and the Hawaii Medicaid Program (Med-QUEST) completed a joint solicitation from Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) vendors’ proposals to implement and operate a system (“EVV System” or “System”) for AHCCCS, Arizona’s State Medicaid Agency, and Med-QUEST, Hawaii’s Medicaid Program, in compliance with the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). The vendor, Sandata Technologies, was selected on February 15, 2019. More updates can be found here.

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