EVV Model: State-Mandated External Vendor | Aggregator: Authenticare | Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021
In a Closed Model, the state Medicaid program contracts with a single EVV vendor and mandates that all provider agencies use that vendor’s EVV system. CareSmartz360 is following the State of Kansas EVV model.
An EVV system verifies that services billed for home and community-based personal care or home health services are correct and actual visits were made. This helps in providing accountability and ensuring that people who are authorized to receive services actually received the expected care. There are a number of providers across Kansas who use EVV to monitor and manage delivery of care.
Governing Body: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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.
First, a home care agency or care provider should learn about the EVV requirements. They need to assess whether they want to go with State Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Solution or a third-party EVV solution. Prior to the implementation, they also need to complete mandatory training.
Yes, Kansas can now implement EVV till January 1st, 2021 as per the approval of Good Faith Effort Exemption Request. Home care agencies in Kansas can implement the same by 2021.
English will be the most common one. Other options will be Spanish, Russian, Egyptian, Arabic, Mandarin, and Somali.
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.
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.
For MVV in the State EVV Solution, each clock-in and clock-out uses roughly the same amount of data as a text message.
For MVV and TVV within the State EVV Solution, clocking-in and clocking-out would take less than a minute of a caregiver’s time.
For iPhone: iPhone 6 and higher, running Minimum iOS version 9.0.
For Android: An Android device using Android OS 7.0 (Nougat) or higher, with a minimum OS of Android 5.0 (Lollipop).
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