EVV Model: Open Model | Aggregator: Santrax/Sandata | Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021
CareSmartz360 is integrated with the state system. Agencies can use CareSmartz360 as an EVV compliant home care software in Illinois to bill for Medicaid benefits.
Governing Body: Illinois Department of Human Services
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.
Personal Assistants, CNAs, LPNs, and RNs will use EVV to call in and call out when they provide services to Home Services customers. Home Services customers with internet access will use a special web page (the “Customer Portal”) to review the times recorded.
The following is a high level summary of anticipated changes with the implementation of EVV:
|Things that will not change||Things that will change|
|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|
An annual provider fee to support the Statewide EVV system is under consideration. Home care agencies who are using EVV-based software solution as per the State’s technical specifications and are approved as EVV vendors can continue to use their EVV systems.
Yes, Illinois can now implement EVV till January 1st, 2021 as per the approval of Good Faith Effort Exemption Request. Home care agencies in Illinois can implement the same by 2021.
No, the client is not required to have a landline or cell phone. The verification of service through EVV is the responsibility of the home care agency. To punch in the visits and provide required care, a caregiver should be given the technology necessary for EVV. A client may allow a caregiver to use their personal landline or cell phone for EVV, but it is not a rule.
The State EVV Solution is designed to work anywhere across the state. To facilitate uninterrupted care delivery, the MVV application used by a caregiver can also work without network connectivity and can upload information when service is restored or connected to Wi-Fi. Alternatively there is a TVV option available in rural areas to use when a cell phone or landline is available. In situations where MVV and TVV are both unavailable, a provider may complete EVV requirements through the provider portal. Please note that manual entries are subject to increased scrutiny by the Department.
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