EVV Model: Open model | Mandated System: AuthentiCare® | Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021
Oklahoma has received an exemption against good faith effort exemption request. CareSmartz360 is following the State of Oklahoma EVV model information as it becomes available.
Section 12006(a) of the 21st Century Cures Act mandates that states implement EVV for all Medicaid personal care services (PCS) and home health services that require an in-home visit by a provider. States must require EVV use for all Medicaid-funded PCS by January 1, 2019, and Home Health by January 1, 2023.
Governing Body: Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OKHCA)
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.
No, home care agencies must use Authenticare as their EVV provider. It is closed state model. The State of Alabama will only pay for Medicaid services provided and verified in the AuthentiCare aggregator.
Under the new mandate, the EVV system must verify the following:
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, Oklahoma now implement EVV till January 1st, 2021 as per the approval of Good Faith Effort Exemption Request. Home care agencies in Oklahoma can implement the same by 2021.
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