EVV Model: Closed Model | Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021
South Carolina has received an exemption against Good Faith Effort Exemption Request on March 13th, 2020. In a Closed Model, the state Medicaid program contracts with a single EVV vendor and mandates that all provider agencies use that vendor’s EVV system.
On December 13, 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act (CURES) came into law. Section 12006 of the legislation, the Electronic Visit Verification System has been mandated for those providing Personal Care Services and Home Health Services under Medicaid.
Governing Body: South Carolina Department of Health and 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.
Yes, South Carolina has received the approval of Good Faith Effort Exemption Requeston March 13th, 2020. The state can now implement EVV till January 1st, 2021.
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.
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