EVV Model: Open Model | Aggregator: To be determined | Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021
Georgia has received an exemption against good faith effort request. Home care agencies can use CareSmartz360 as your agency management system to meet all EVV state requirements.
Georgia is adhering to the federal 21st Century Cures Act mandate. It will support Georgia’s Medicaid mission of providing easy access to affordable, quality health care services for Medicaid members. Implementing an EVV system will help to reduce billing errors and improve claims payment accuracy, and to reduce Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse by verifying the care services that were provided.
Governing Body: Georgia Department of Community Health
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.
Yes, it is absolutely necessary to use EVV in order to continue to provide care services and be reimbursed. The claims that you submit without using this system will be denied.
Yes, Georgia can now implement EVV till January 1st, 2021 as per the approval of Good Faith Effort Exemption Request. Home care agencies in Georgia can implement the same by 2021.
No. Using EVV system is easy, and you may not have to recruit any extra staff. Keep in mind that your caregivers and office staff are fully trained and compliant with EVV.
No, you can use your existing home care software with built-in EVV system for HCBS services.
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.
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