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CareSmartz360, an all-in-one home care software solution, is planning to join hands with agencies to help meet South Dakota’s EVV standards, laws, and operational needs.

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EVV Model: Open Model | Aggregator: Undecided |
CareSmartz360 EVV Solution: Coming Soon
Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021

CareSmartz360 is working closely with South Dakota to meet the state’s EVV requirements and become fully compliant. Our cloud-based home care software includes Telephony & GPS-Enabled Mobile App features to assist Medicaid enforcing providers in delivering quality care with easy-to-use features.

  • GPS-Enabled Mobile App
  • Caregiver Tracking
  • Automated Billing
  • Robust Reporting
  • Open APIs
  • Smart Telephony
  • Manage Schedules
  • Point of Care Documentation
  • Easy Migration
  • Award-Winning Support

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Understanding South Dakota’s Electronic Visit Verification

Section 12006(a) of the 21st Century Cures Act mandates states to implement an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for all Medicaid personal care services beginning January 01, 2020.

The Division of Long Term Service and Supports (LTSS) targeted January 2019 for piloting the EVV system with providers. To release a comprehensive EVV system and case management, LTSS decided to move the target date to May 2019 to identify a few providers to assist with piloting. The final implementation date is yet to be decided.

South Dakota's Home Care Regulations & Facts

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South Dakota is an ideal retirement choice for seniors, thanks to a low cost of living, no state income taxes, and quality care services. However, to maintain quality, the Division of Insurance of the South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation regulates the home care industry in the state.

Some laws and regulations which home care agencies must abide by:

  • The average pay for a caregiver is $14.12 per hour.
  • South Dakota home care providers must pay wages in cash or by check. A home care provider may also pay the worker by direct deposit in certain circumstances.
  • There are rules for pay frequency in South Dakota, which must be at least once in a calendar month, on regular paydays, agreed by the provider- well-in-advance.
  • The state does not have laws regarding the home care provider offering rest breaks or meal periods.
  • Unemployed professionals can apply for unemployment benefits like severance pay while seeking a new job. However, prospective workers have to meet specific requirements before being eligible for unemployment benefits.
  • South Dakota does not have a prevailing wage law governing government project wage rates.

Using home care management software can make your life easier and help South Dakota Home Care Agencies verify and keep track of caregiver billing and payroll. Caregiver training helps caregivers expand their skills and lets them learn anywhere and anytime!

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Home Care Regulations & Facts

A User-Friendly Mobile EVV Solution for South Dakota

Responsively designed and feature-rich apps to seamlessly run your home care agency on the go.

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GPS-enabled app to seamlessly manage caregiver visits.

  • Multilingual Support
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  • Easy Clock-In/Clock-Out
  • Verify Visits at the Point of Care
  • View Care Plans on the Go
  • Shift Tasks & Shift Status
  • Offline Mode & Alerts
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All-in-One Homecare Management Solution For South Dakota

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A Complete Guide to Home Care in South Dakota

  • South Dakota Home Care Laws & Regulations
  • State's Care Plan & Medication Management Regulations
  • Home Care Staff Screening & Training Requirements
  • EVV Mandates and Medicaid Coverage Laws
  • Challenges Faced by Agencies in South Dakota
  • How CareSmartz360 Helps Overcome These Challenges?
Guide To Home Care In South Dakota
Guide To Home Care In South Dakota

FAQs: Home Care in South Dakota

The complete data that must be captured during a visit is:

  • The type of service performed
  • The full name of the individual receiving the service
  • The full name of the individual providing the service
  • The specific date the service was provided
  • The physical address (location) where the service was provided
  • The time the service begins and ends

Participate in the one-day training session, and plan to have at least one PCA responsible to teach the rest of your office staff and PCAs.

  • Communicate to your office staff and PCAs about the AuthentiCare system.
  • Assess your internal processes as the system is being implemented.
  • After training, ensure that your office staff and PCAs are ready and able to use the system.
  • If applicable, download the AuthentiCare application for your or your staff’s mobile device.

Currently, you cannot use the CareSmartz360 EVV system for your homecare business in South Dakota. However, we are working closely with South Dakota to meet the state’s EVV requirements. We’ll keep you updated regarding any updates regarding the integration with the state EVV aggregator.

South Dakota home care workers are not required to provide their workers with unpaid or paid sick leave benefits. However, the agency must abide by the guidelines if it has enlisted some policies regarding sick leave benefits.

Unemployed workers in South Dakota may apply for unemployment benefits when looking for a new job. To be eligible, South Dakota must meet specific requirements, which may include:

  • The applicant wasn't responsible for losing their job.
  • The applicant must be willing to work full-time and be registered with SDworks to seek new jobs.
  • The applicant's wages must be minimum of $728 and in the other three quarters should be 20 times the weekly benefit amount.

The South Dakota Rules Review Committee gave thumbs up to state workers for travel expenses on official state business. There has been a change in the mileage reimbursement rate, which earlier was 42 cents, but now it is 51 cents per worker.

There are no labor laws regarding compensatory time or overtime in South Dakota. However, federal law states that home care providers must pay their workers overtime at the rate of one-and-half times their regular pay.

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