Arkansas has a population of more than 3 million, with people aged 65 and over making up around 17.4% of that figure. As a home care business owner, you must stay up-to-date on state laws and regulations to provide quality care. Here are some common state laws you need to be aware of:
Home care management software can help your business run more smoothly. With the GPS-enabled technology in Arkansas, home care agencies can keep track of caregiver working hours and facilitate easy billing and payroll. Caregiver training also helps caregivers expand their skills and lets them learn anywhere and anytime.
Responsively designed and feature-rich apps to seamlessly run your home care agency on the go.
GPS-enabled app to seamlessly manage caregiver visits.
Increase agency staff productivity and organize daily activities on-the-go.
CareSmartz360 is a trusted partner for Arkansas Home Care Agencies looking to scale their operations while meeting state laws and regulations, including EVV standards.
Some technologies that can be used in EVV for capturing visit and home care delivery information at the service location are:
This system can be accessed through a toll-free number and can be accessed 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
MVV is a GPS-enabled mobile application downloaded on a tablet or smartphone.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services does not interpret the EVV requirement to apply to PACE program services. In CMS's view, PACE is a separate Medicaid benefit listed in section 1905(a)(26) of the Social Security Act. That provision is not cited in section 12006(a)(5)(C) of the Cures Act.
Section 1903(l)(5)(A) provides that the system must be able to electronically verify for visits conducted as part of personal care services or home health care services the following:
Section 1903(l)(2) also requires states to provide a stakeholder process to allow input into the state's implementation of the EVV requirement from PCS and home health services providers, beneficiaries, family caregivers, and other stakeholders.
CareSmartz360 can be used as an EVV solution in Arkansas. It offers simplified data migration, award-winning support and 1:1 training to make a shift from an existing EVV-compliant home care software.
Arkansas’s Medicaid programs are as follows:
Private care organizations that offer in-home care in Arkansas are licensed and subject to regulation by the Arkansas Department of Health. The agency upholds regulations pertaining to client rights, license applications and renewals, and training requirements for in-home caregivers.
Yes. The caregiver will be compensated for the extra hours spent during the duty. Also, the caregivers should manage their upcoming schedule by informing the agency through the application. With this, the agency can assign another caregiver to deliver care at some pre-scheduled destination.
Streamlined processes and real-time updates help caregivers in Arkansas enhance the quality of care. CareSmartz360, the home care software helps caregivers in getting quick insights into their ongoing and planned shifts and use an offline mode to enhance data synchronization.
CareSmartz360 offers a robust billing solution for smart and accurate billing, adequate payment, and quick reporting. Care providers can submit claims the same day they offer services and get paid faster to be able to stay ahead of claim denials.
Additionally, CareSmartz360 is all-inclusive of electronic visit verification for agencies who bill Medicaid, captures data required for EVV, and help stay caregivers focused on care delivery.
CareSmartz360 is an all-in-one home care software that helps agencies control every aspect of the home care business and enable success. This platform has numerous modules like scheduling, smart billing, electronic visit verification, custom reporting, caregiver app, and client & family portal, among others, to transform how agencies provide care.
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