New Jersey is one of the states that do not license or regulate the private pay and home care industry. These agencies do not work under the federal or state contract but assist families that shoulder these costs alone. Some of the laws and regulations for caregivers/employers in New Jersey are:
A home care management software can help you abide by New Jersey’s non-medical industry laws. With GPS technology, billing, payroll, leaves, and caregiver training can be quickly undertaken.
Responsively designed and feature-rich apps to seamlessly run your home care agency on the go.
GPS-enabled app to seamlessly manage caregiver visits.
Increase agency staff productivity and organize daily activities on-the-go.
CareSmartz360 is a trusted partner for New Jersey home care agencies looking to scale their operations while meeting state laws and regulations, including EVV standards.
Yes, home health agencies providing care services come under the EVV mandate. Suppose the agencies submit a claim for reimbursement without corresponding documentation through EVV after January 1, 2021. In that case, they may face denial of the claim.
The objective of an electronic visit verification system is to reduce the need for managing paper timesheets manually. This will also help eliminate caregivers' need to report to the agencies with paper timesheets.
Yes. The New Jersey Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) allows agencies to select their preferred EVV system. However, this alternate EVV system must meet the 21st Century Cures Act requirements. It should be able to transmit data to the state aggregator- HHAeXchange.
Using home care software like CareSmartz360, the EVV system helps caregivers in tracking multiple visits to a client per day. Each caregiver has a unique identifier, and EVV records created by that identifier are caregiver-specific. The Electronic Visit Verification solution does not limit the number of services a client can receive in one day.
Chapter 166 of the Public Laws of 2018 created the New Jersey Caregiver Task Force to determine the availability of caregiver support services in NJ and provide recommendations for improving and expanding services.
The NJ Caregiver Task Force is asked to do three things, which are:
The New Jersey Wage Payment Law has separate packages to which the home care provider has agreed to offer different benefits, like payment of holidays, personal days, vacation, and reimbursement of certain expenses.
In NJ, the Opportunity to Compete Act, popularly known as the "Ban the Box" bill, restricts employers from asking about the applicant's criminal background during the initial stages of the application process. This law was enacted on March 01, 2015, and aimed to regularize the hiring process.
The Electronic Visit Verification solution built into a home care software like CareSmartz360 helps verify which caregivers have clocked in and clocked out on time and total billable hours spent on the shift. This helps sort confusions related to invoicing, settling disputes, and legal compliance.
Switching from an old home care software to CareSmartz360 is effortless- all thanks to open APIs, making it an ideal migration tool. These make transition hassle-free and onboarding easy. You can easily connect CareSmartz360 with any existing tool like QuickBooks, Paychex, Waystar, etc.
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