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CareSmartz360, an all-in-one home care software solution, is planning to join hands with agencies to help meet Michigan’s EVV standards, laws, and operational needs.

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EVV Model: Open Model | Aggregator: Undecided |
CareSmartz360 EVV Solution: Coming Soon
Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021

CareSmartz360 is working closely with Michigan to meet the state’s EVV requirements and become fully compliant. Our cloud-based home care software includes Telephony & GPS-Enabled Mobile App features to assist Medicaid enforcing providers in delivering quality care 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 Michigan’s Electronic Visit Verification

The 21st Century Cures Act, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), requires Michigan to implement the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system. The deadline was set January 01, 2021. The EVV go-live deadline was as in the following phases:

EVV Phase I:

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services submitted a Good Faith Effort Exemption request to CMS for a delay in EVV implementation for Personal Care Services (PCS).

EVV Phase II:

On December 23, 2019, CMS granted the exemption request and delayed the implementation of EVV for PCS until January 1, 2021.

EVV Phase III:

It is still unknown how the state of Michigan plans to proceed with the EVV implementation as the plan has not been decided as of January 2021.

Michigan's Home Care Regulations & Facts

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) administers the home care industry and provides personal care services to seniors. The following few rules that home care agencies must follow if they want to determine that their agency complies with the current regulations:

  • Home care workers in Michigan are entitled to minimum pay of $9.87 per hour. The non-exempt workers who are non-tip workers are eligible to receive this minimum wage.
  • There are no mandates for home care agencies in Michigan to provide breaks, including lunch breaks.
  • Michigan labor laws do not require home care workers with severance pay when they are terminated.
  • Under the Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA), an employer with 50 or more employees must provide eligible home care workers with paid sick and safe leave.
  • The Payments of Wages and Fringe Benefits Act requires home care agency owners to pay workers in cash, check, or money order. They must be paid weekly, biweekly or semimonthly. However, if they are paid monthly, all wages earned in a calendar month must be paid by the first day of the following month.
  • Caregivers in Michigan must complete a minimum of 8 hours of training by a Professional Association of Caregivers.

Using home care management software can make your life easier. The GPS-enabled technology helps Michigan Home Care Agencies to adhere to state EVV, leave, reimbursement, and wage laws. Additionally, the agencies can ensure that their demands for payroll, billing, care plans, and other operational requirements are met.

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Home Care Regulations & Facts

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GPS-enabled app to seamlessly manage caregiver visits.

  • Multilingual Support
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  • Easy Clock-In/Clock-Out
  • Verify Visits at the Point of Care
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  • Shift Tasks & Shift Status
  • Offline Mode & Alerts
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CareSmartz360 is a trusted partner for Michigan 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 Michigan

Michigan is an open model state, and its EVV implementation deadline was January 01, 2021.

The states that have not implemented EVV by January 1, 2020, will be subject to several FMAP reductions unless they have made a “good faith effort” exemption and have encountered some “unavoidable system delays.”

The complete data that must be captured during a visit is:

  • The type of service performed
  • The full name of the individual receiving the service
  • The full name of the individual providing the service
  • The specific date the service was provided
  • The physical address (location) where the service was provided
  • The time the service begins and ends

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) governs the home care industry in Michigan. The MDHHS aims at keeping caregivers, beneficiaries, and providers of all the Electronic Visit Verification updates and changes.

EVV uses technology to verify the caregiver’s location, which will help record locations at the start and end of care delivery. However, it does not record time during other times of the day.

Currently, you cannot use the CareSmartz360 EVV system for your homecare business in Michigan. However, we are working closely with Michigan to meet the state’s EVV requirements. We’ll keep you updated regarding any updates regarding the integration with the state EVV aggregator.

Under the Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA), a home care worker in Michigan is eligible for paid sick and safe leave. Workers may accrue an hour of paid sick leave for every 35 hours worked, which compounds to 40 hours in a year.

Every time a home care provider pays a minimum wage; they must provide a statement, like a pay stub for every worker that has the following information:

  • Hours worked
  • Gross wages paid
  • Pay period for which the payment is made
  • Itemized deductions

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