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    EVV Compliance Simple

    EVV Model: Open Model | Aggregator: NETSMART |
    CareSmartz360 EVV Solution: Available
    Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021

    CareSmartz360, a leading home care software, is integrated with an Montana-approved aggregator. Telephony & GPS-Enabled Mobile App solution assists Medicaid- enforcing businesses in meeting state EVV requirements. Our EVV solution enables agencies to streamline operations and ensure compliance 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 Montana’s Electronic Visit Verification

    The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) will acquire EVV services separately from the overall care management for supporting Personal Care Services (PCS) for benefitting the mandates listed down in Section 12006 of 21st Century Cures Act.

    Montana goes live in September, 2023 and home care agencies will have to comply with Montana EVV services at that time. DPHHS has selected an Open Vendor Model for EVV, meaning providers with existing EVV systems, certified by DPHHS can continue using those systems.

    Montana's Home Care Regulations & Facts

    Do you know?

    The recent legislation in Montana focuses on safeguarding the interests of elderly residents and mandates that agencies furnish details such as their staff's background checks, training, and fees for services rendered, reshaping the landscape of the home care industry.

    Some of which are:

    • Montana Medicaid Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Program that compensates caregivers for their services through the Medicaid program.
    • Montana’s state minimum wage rate is $9.95 per hour. This wage rate is greater than the Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25.
    • Montana’s wage and hour laws do not allow a tip credit.
    • Home care workers that work for more than 40 hours in a work week must be paid 1.5 times their regular pay rate for extra hours.
    • Meal breaks aren’t required by law in Montana. If they’re provided, there will not be a need to pay, provided employees are relieved of their duties and the break is at least 30 minutes long.
    • Montana posting requirements need posters for fair employment, minimum wage, no smoking, unemployment insurance, and worker’s compensation.

    A home care management software can help you abide by changing Montana’s non-medical industry laws. Record keeping, maintaining billing, and automating payroll can be easy with GPS-enabled technology.

    See how CareSmartz360 helps meet Montana's strict laws & regulations!

    Home Care Regulations & Facts

    A User-Friendly Mobile EVV Solution for Montana

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

    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 Montana

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

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    Solutions Tailored for Diverse Home Care Agency Users

    A Complete Guide to Home Care in Montana

    • Montana 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 Montana
    • How CareSmartz360 Helps Overcome These Challenges?
    Guide for Home Care Agencies In Montana
    Guide for Home Care Agencies In Montana

    FAQs: Home Care in Montana

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services does not interpret the EVV requirement to apply to PACE program services. In CMS's view, PACE is a separate Medicaid benefit listed in section 1905(a)(26) of the Social Security Act. That provision is not cited in section 12006(a)(5)(C) of the Cures Act.

    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

    As per the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, the healthcare organizations report the breaches compromising the integrity, confidentiality, or availability of protected health information.

    Montana Medicaid Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Program is the caregiver program in Montana that provides financial assistance to those that require assistance with activities of daily living. Caregivers can be compensated for their services through the Medicaid PAS program.

    Employers are not required to offer home care employees with vacation time. However, as per Opinion Letter 56, vacation pay, which has been earned, is known to be wages. Thus, if to be paid as wages are paid, then the “Use it or Lose It” policies are not allowed in Montana, but there can be a maximum accumulation amount or cap by employers.

    A home care provider with a gross annual sales of $110,000 or less and not covered by FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) may remunerate their employees $4.00 per hour.

    CareSmartz360, the EVV-compliant home care software solution speeds up the billing processing time and reduces repetitive manual tasks. It:

    • Automates and tracks invoices.
    • Facilitates easy QuickBooks Export through Open APIs.
    • Splits the bill for two different payers.
    • Customizes invoice format according to payer requirements.
    • Facilities state-wise Medicaid billing.
    • Offers unified claim submissions, payments, and electronic billing.

    Since CareSmartz360 is integrated as an all-in-one agency management system, the cloud-based home care software helps elevate your agency's workflow for greater efficiency. Agencies will not have to commit manual hours to copy EVV data from a standalone system for accurate billing and streamlined payroll.

    CareSmartz360 has comprehensive reporting features to streamline scheduling & EVV reports. These reports help in taking your agency operations to a new level of efficiency. The scheduling and EVV reports help in:

    • Monitoring the caregiver's performance
    • Tracking the number of hours spent on shifts
    • Monitoring time scheduled with time delivered
    • Tracking caregiver check-ins and check-outs
    • Monitoring client schedules, open shifts, and more.

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