EVV Model: Open Model | Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021
Missouri has received an exemption against good faith effort exemption request. You can use CareSmartz360 as your agency management system to meet all EVV state requirements.
In order to comply with the CURES Act, the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS), MO HealthNet Division (MHD) has opted to pursue an open vendor model, allowing providers of PCS and HHCS to select the EVV vendor which best suits their needs or to continue to utilize their existing system.
Governing Body: Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS)
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.
If you have an existing EVV-based solution in use, it should:
If you are not under an agreement with an EVV vendor, you should identify and contract an EVV vendor as soon as possible, ensuring the vendor of choice collects all required information.
Yes, Missouri can now implement EVV till January 1st, 2021 as per the approval of Good Faith Effort Exemption Request. Home care agencies in Missouri can implement the same by 2021.
Pursuant to EVV regulation at 19 CSR 15-9.200 (4), if the participant refuses to allow the use of EVV, the provider must document why the EVV system is not being utilized and file for services delivered as specified in 13 CSR 70-3.030, and the provider must use a paper timesheet for that participant. For more info, visit here.
Providers should refer to Missouri Revised Statutes 660.023.1 and 208.909.1, as well as 19 CSR 15-9 and PM-16-17/VM-16-17. Visit here.
No, you do not have to bear any continuous cost for the DSS EVV system. However, if you choose to integrate your current scheduling system into DSS’ EVV system, or any other third-party EVV-based solution then you may have to pay for that service.
Under the new mandate, the EVV system must verify the following:
Behavioral Services (provided in the home), Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS), Durable Medical Equipment (requiring in-home setup), Home Health, Homemaker, Hospice, Independent Living Skills Training (ILST), In-Home Respite, In-Home Support Services (IHSS), Occupational Therapy (provided in the home), Physical Therapy (provided in the home), Pediatric Behavioral Therapy, Pediatric Personal Care, Personal Care, Private Duty Nursing, Speech Therapy (provided in the home), Youth Day
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