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EVV Model: Open Model | Aggregator: TELLUS |
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Implementation Deadline: November, 2021

Integrated with TELLUS in Georgia, our advanced home care software has Telephony & GPS-Enabled Mobile App features to assist Medicaid-enforcing businesses in meeting state EVV requirements. CareSmartz360's EVV solution enables agencies to streamline operations and ensure compliance with easy-to-use features.

  • HIPAA & EVV Compliant
  • Smart Telephony
  • Manage Schedules
  • Automated Billing
  • Robust EVV Reporting
  • Open APIs
  • GPS-Enabled Mobile App
  • Caregiver Tracking
  • Error-Free Medicaid Claim Submission
  • Point of Care Documentation
  • Easy Migration
  • Award-Winning Support

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Understanding Georgia’s Electronic Visit Verification

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has chosen 4Tellus, LLC to launch electronic visit verification (EVV) in Georgia. EVV was mandated in phases in Georgia, which were:

PHASE I:

July 01, 2021, was the initial go-live date for Georgia Medicaid EVV, following the passing of the 21st Century Cures Act.

PHASE II:

GA Medicaid EVV date was delayed, and the official EVV mandate was selected as of November 01, 2021.

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) is committed to working with vendors, members, and providers to meet training needs and move ahead with full implementation.

Georgia's Home Care Regulations & Facts

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The state and federal laws overlap regarding the wage laws in Georgia. There are regulations related to minimum wage, breaks, overtime, leaves, hiring, and termination, among other things for the caregivers. The following are the regulations concerning the state:

  • The regular minimum wage in Georgia is $5.15 or $7.25, while the subminimum pay is $4.25.
  • Georgia is one of the many states that offer salaries to caregivers with an alternative work schedule, popular as Chinese overtime. Workers can receive an overtime premium of one-half times their regular hourly pay.
  • Under federal law and Georgia law, employers are not liable to provide employees with meal periods or breaks. However, employers offer 5 to 20 minutes intervals to increase employees' productivity and boost morale.
  • As per federal law, an employer is not required to pay for the time not worked. However, most employers do not provide time-off to their employees- whether paid or unpaid. Georgia has two types of leave days - required leave and non-required leave.
  • The state of Georgia has no policy for governing the payment of vacation time. An employer is most likely to implement a use-it-or-lose-it.

Using home care management software can make your life easier as an agency owner. The GPS-enabled technology helps Georgia Home Care Agencies verify and keep track of caregiver breaks and leave policies to satisfy state regulations.

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Home Care Regulations & Facts

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CareSmartz360 is a trusted partner for Georgia home care agencies looking to scale their operations while meeting state laws and regulations, including EVV standards.

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FAQs: Home Care in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Community Health has chosen TELLUS as the Georgia state aggregator for EVV mandates in Georgia. TELLUS is a renowned national electronic visit verification company that has successfully launched EVV with many states. The Georgia DCH implemented the TELLUS system in 2020.

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. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) does not endorse one type of system over another.

According to the 21st Century Cures Act, states that use EVV are obligated to collect the following data points:

  • Service type
  • Person served
  • Service dates
  • Service location
  • Caregiver name
  • Service time

Yes, it is absolutely necessary for Georgia-based agencies 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.

CareSmartz360 can be used as an EVV solution in Georgia. It offers simplified data migration, award-winning support and 1:1 training to make a shift from an existing EVV-compliant home care software.

Georgia Medicaid offers two waiver programmes to assist seniors in paying for in-home care services:

  • Source Waiver
  • CCSP Waiver

When undertaken at less than the minimum wage, employment is authorized to reduce/prevent employment opportunities and the wage that comes out of this type is popularly known as subminimum wage.

A use it or lose it vacation policy sounds like its meaning. It is a type of policy wherein an employee may use their earned vacation time by a specified date, or they may lose their chance of using it all.

You can simplify your business operations by utilizing CareSmartz360 home care management software. With the use of GPS-enabled technology, Georgia Home Care Agencies may quickly check and keep track of caregiver training, visits, scheduling, billing, payroll, leave policies, and more while being EVV compliant.

CareSmartz360, a cloud-based home care software, automatically generates bills based on care delivery hours. Agencies may transfer their billing records to a digital format for Medicaid reimbursement.

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