EVV Model: State-Mandated In-House System | Aggregator: eXPRS | Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021
Oregon has received an exemption against good faith effort exemption request.
CareSmartz360 is integrated with the state system. Agencies can use CareSmartz360 as an EVV compliant home care software in Oregon to bill for Medicaid benefits.
Governing Body: Oregon Department of Human Services
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 is part of a federal law that was passed by Congress in 2016. It requires states to verify the delivery of Medicaid-funded Attendant or Personal Care services in real time (at the time the service is occurring) from providers. EVV is currently only required for Personal Support Workers (PSWs) who provide the following Attendant or Personal Care services:
EVV works on smart phones and tablets that can access the eXPRS website. eXPRS has been changed to recognize when its being used on phones and tablets. Using eXPRS on a smartphone or tablet is called the eXPRS MobileEVV. By early 2020, PSWs who are not using EVV will need to get an exception to continue to work. The process and criteria for getting an exception to using EVV will be available in the fall of 2019. Until then PSWs should explore what options they have to use EVV. More information around exceptions to using EVV will be available at the orientation and on the website.
Section 1903(l)(5)(A) provides that the system must be able to electronically verify, with respect to visits conducted as part of personal care services or home health care services, the following:
Section 1903(l)(2) also requires states to provide for a stakeholder process to allow input into the state’s implementation of the EVV requirement from providers of PCS and home health services, beneficiaries, family caregivers and other stakeholders.
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