It is not just strict EVV Standards that California follows, the state also has stringent Federal Home Care Regulations that must be followed. A few of these regulations are as follows:
Using home care management software can be of great assistance to your home care agency. The GPS-enabled technology can help California Home Care Agencies verify and keep track of employee shifts and compensation!
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CareSmartz360 is a trusted partner for California home care agencies looking to scale their operations while meeting state laws and regulations, including EVV standards.
California is an open-model state, and its EVV implementation deadlines for Phases I and II were January 01, 2021, and January 01, 2022, respectively.
Yes, you can choose any system provided that it can fulfill all the state’s EVV aggregator requirements with Sandata.
There are multiple payer options in California. Some of which are:
The Home Care Services Bureau (HCSB) is responsible for licensing Home Care Organizations, including responding to complaints, processing applications, and conducting unannounced visits to ensure compliance.
HCSB also assists in the Home Care Aide application process and maintenance of the Home Care Aide Registry.
A split shift is a work schedule that divides an employee's workday into two or more parts. The shifts are usually two or more hours apart. A standard one-hour lunch break associated with a 9-to-5 schedule does not qualify for a split shift. It is always your employer’s legal responsibility to keep accurate time records of hours worked as well as payroll records.
Live-Ins are 24-hour shifts where a caregiver stays in the client’s home and sleeps there as well. California High Court has ruled that workers are entitled to compensation for all on-call time, including sleep time.
Beyond minimum wage, overtime pay is due for domestic caregivers who work longer hours:
California has strict rules and regulations to ensure patient safety and security. The state has made EVV mandatory and imposed safety checks and training to reduce the chances of fraud and elderly abuse.
To help agencies adhere to these rules, CareSmartz360’s EVV assists businesses in easily monitoring caregiver time with call review, call details, missing clock-in/out, and unidentified calls. You can get a quick look at open shifts and review schedules that have already had billing and payroll finalized.
Switching from an old home care software to CareSmartz360 is effortless- all thanks to open APIs, making it an ideal migration tool. These make transition hassle-free and onboarding easy. You can easily connect CareSmartz360 with any existing tool like QuickBooks, Paychex, Waystar, etc.
CareSmartz360 can be used as an EVV solution in California. It's straightforward to switch from an existing EVV-compliant home care software to CareSmartz360.
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