EVV Model: Open Model | Aggregator: Sandata | Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021
Arizona has received good faith effort exemption and home care agencies can now implement EVV till January 1st, 2021. CareSmartz360 has integration with Sandata. You can use CareSmartz 360 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)
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.
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.
Yes, Arizona can now implement EVV till January 1st, 2021 as per the approval of Good Faith Effort Exemption Request. Home care agencies in Arizona can implement the same by 2021.
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|
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