EVV Model: Open Model | Aggregator: To be determined | Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021
Montana 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
Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Systems for Personal Care Services (PCS) and Home Health Care Services (HHCS). Section 12006 of the 21St Century Cures Act (the Cures Act), P.L. 114-255, added Section 1903(l) of the Social Security Act (SSA). Section 1903(l) provides that states must require the use of an electronic visit verification (EVV) system for personal care services (PCS) and home health care services (HHCS) that require an in-home visit by a provider.
Governing Body: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)
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.
EVV allows verification of an employee’s location, hours of work for payroll and billing, visits being reported are actually taking place, and that the patients are getting the care they require. Better care delivery, gapless communications, enhanced productivity of the staff, and automation of key processes are some other benefits of implementing EVV. It also helps to curb fraud and ensure transparency in care quality with continuous tracking and monitoring.
Yes, Montana can now implement EVV till January 1st, 2021 as per the approval of Good Faith Effort Exemption Request. Home care agencies in Montana can implement the same by 2021.
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 at section 1905(a)(26) of the Social Security Act, and that provision is not cited in section 12006(a)(5)(C) of the Cures Act.
The hybrid approach to EVV implementation permits flexibility when choosing which system to utilize. Home care agencies may choose to utilize the State EVV Solution at any time. Since training and systems requirements for the State EVV Solution may differ from that of provider choice systems, the Department recommends that providers plan timelines accordingly to ensure seamless transition.
A train-the-trainer model of training will be provided to the agencies and their staff through the Department’s EVV vendor. If going with a third-party EVV solution company, the training will be imparted by them.
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