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CareSmartz360, an all-in-one home care software solution, is planning to join hands with agencies to help meet Mississippi’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 Mississippi 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.

  • GPS-Enabled Mobile App
  • Caregiver Tracking
  • Automated Billing
  • Robust Reporting
  • Open APIs
  • Smart Telephony
  • Manage Schedules
  • Point of Care Documentation
  • Easy Migration
  • Award-Winning Support

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Understanding Mississippi’s Electronic Visit Verification

In 2016, Congress enacted the 21st Century Cures Act, which required the states to implement EVV for Medicaid-financed PCS (Personal Care Services) by January 01, 2020 to prevent a reduction in federal Medicaid funding. The EVV go-live deadline in Mississippi was in the following phases:

EVV PHASE I:

The date for CMS EVV Presentation was chosen as December 2017.

EVV PHASE II:

DOM submitted a request for Good Faith Effort Exemption on behalf of the state of Mississippi, which was approved on January 01, 2021.

Mississippi may miss its EVV implementation deadline and incur incremental Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) penalties. However, DOM is working diligently with providers, members, and vendors to meet their training needs and implement a quality solution.

Mississippi's Home Care Regulations & Facts

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Mississippi is a popular spot for seniors- all thanks to the elderly-friendly tax policies. The residents do not have to pay state taxes on their retirement income, including their pensions, social security payments, IRA, pensions, and 401(k). Mississippi offers a variety of care options, which makes it mandatory for home care providers to comply with the state laws, some of which are:

  • Caregiving pay varies between $8.00 and $14.00 per hour, which depends on the hourly pay and positions.
  • A home care provider may make deductions from the worker’s wages, required by the state or federal law authorized by the home care provider.
  • Mississippi does not obligate home care workers to provide unpaid or paid holiday time off.
  • The state does not have overtime laws, although the workers may be eligible for overtime pay under the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act).
  • Since Mississippi is an at-will employment state, home care workers may terminate any worker for any reason and at any time without any notice period.
  • Mississippi labor laws do not require workers to receive severance pay. However, the home care provider may provide severance benefits.
  • Mississippi became the last state in U.S. to enact an equal pay law, prohibiting home care providers from paying workers of one gender (sex) lesser than the other, requiring equal skill, education, responsibility, and effort, performed under similar working conditions.

Using home care management software can make your life easier. The GPS-enabled technology helps Mississippi 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

A User-Friendly Mobile EVV Solution for Mississippi

Responsively designed and feature-rich apps to seamlessly run your home care agency on the go.

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Caregiver App

GPS-enabled app to seamlessly manage caregiver visits.

  • Multilingual Support
  • Electronic Visit Verification
  • Easy Clock-In/Clock-Out
  • Verify Visits at the Point of Care
  • View Care Plans on the Go
  • Shift Tasks & Shift Status
  • Offline Mode & Alerts
Mobile EVV Solution for Home Care Agencies

Mobile App for
Agency Staff

Increase agency staff productivity and organize daily activities on-the-go.

  • Electronic Visit Verification
  • Easy Calendar View
  • Real-time Communication
  • Streamline Client Management
  • Simplify Caregiver Management
  • Easy Information Access
  • Easy to Use

All-in-One Homecare Management Solution For Mississippi

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

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A Complete Guide to Home Care in Mississippi

  • Mississippi Home Care Laws & Regulations
  • State's Care Plan & Medication Management Regulations
  • Home Care Staff Screening & Training Requirements
  • EVV Mandates and Medicaid Coverage Laws
  • Challenges Faced by Agencies in Mississippi
  • How CareSmartz360 Helps Overcome These Challenges?
Guide To Home Care In Mississippi
Guide To Home Care In Mississippi

FAQs: Home Care in Mississippi

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

Mississippi has announced that it will deny claims for services provided without EVV compliance. To avoid your agency being at risk of claim denials, it is vital to have a robust system that integrates EVV into claims generation.

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 Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) implements a managed care program known as Mississippi Coordinated Access Network (MississippiCAN), which aims to get better return on Mississippi’s health care investment by improving the health and well-being of Medicaid beneficiaries.

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

Yes. A home care provider must furnish each worker with all the statements of deductions from his or her wages for each pay period in which all of these deductions are made. Also, the non-exempt workers must be paid semi- monthly, on regular pay days designated in advance.

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