EVV Model: Open Model | Aggregator: Louisiana Service Reporting System (LaSRS) | Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021
Louisiana received an exemption under good faith effort request. You can use CareSmartz360 as your agency management system to meet all EVV state requirements.
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Medicaid office began implementing Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) systems for in-home personal care service providers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has identified Louisiana as a leader in implementing EVV. The department is now ensuring the state is in compliance with the 21st Century Cures Act by:
Governing Body: Louisiana Department of 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.
At the time of EVV implementation, the agency will be provided detailed instruction on how to set up each caregiver in the EVV system and provide them unique IDs that are used for visit verification. The EVV system will know and use each caregivers unique ID and information to automatically verify who they are when they record visit information.
Yes, Louisiana can now implement EVV till January 1st, 2021 as per the approval of Good Faith Effort Exemption Request. Home care agencies in Louisiana can implement the same by 2021.
Whenever there is a change in care plan, the EVV system will send the alert with a pop-up message to the caregiver.
This means that required care will be delivered by an appropriately credentialed caregiver.
Ideally, in such a situation, it is recommended that the caregiver should capture the start time and end time as they transition between care activities.
The technology used in EVV system to verify the caregiver’s location will only record locations at the start and end of the care delivery. For any other time, it does not record anything.
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