The state of Oregon offers multiple advantages that appeal to older adults, including world-class care services. Additionally, Oregon is tax-friendly for senior citizens, and there are no taxes on Social Security benefits. To continue attracting senior residents, the state lays some regulations to meet the changing home care landscape and provide quality care.
Oregon is a progressive state and has been a pacesetter in terms of caregiver-friendly legislation to help provide quality home care for seniors. Oregon home care agencies must use home care management software to ensure that their scheduling, billing, payroll, and training requirements are met.
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 Oregon home care agencies looking to scale their operations while meeting state laws and regulations, including EVV standards.
EVV works on smartphones and tablets that can access the eXPRS website. eXPRS has been changed to recognize when it's 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 an exception to continue working. 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.
The Department of Human Service, Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (OODS) is the first program to begin using EVV. The implementation date was selected as January 01, 2021, requiring Personal Care Services to start using EVV.
CareSmartz360 can be used as an EVV solution in Oregon. 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.
EVV is part of a federal law that Congress passed in 2016. It requires states to verify the delivery of Medicaid-funded Attendant or Personal Care services in real-time (when 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:
The "ban the box" law prohibits home care providers from asking applicants about their criminal history on an initial job application. The applicant will not be required to disclose a criminal conviction on a job application before the initial interview.
The Oregon overtime law mandates eligible home care workers to be compensated at an overtime pay rate of 1.5x the regular pay rate for any time worked over 40 hours in a standard work week.
A home care agency provider may require a license if they're providing in-home services and indulging in activities like:
CareSmartz360 is a complete home care software solution to manage a home care business and support Medicaid payers, allowing home care agency owners to pay attention to other processes and operations.
Some benefits of Medicaid billing software are:
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:
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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