EVV Model: Closed | Aggregator: Therap | Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021
South Dakota has received an exemption against good faith effort exemption request. 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. CareSmartz360 is following the State of South Dakota EVV model information as it becomes available.
Governing Body: South Dakota 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.
No, homecare agencies must use the system selected by the State of South Dakota as their EVV provider. It is closed state model. The state will only pay for Medicaid services provided and verified by its own system.
Under the new mandate, the EVV system must verify the following:
Yes, South Dakota can now implement EVV till January 1st, 2021 as per the approval of Good Faith Effort Exemption Request. Home care agencies in South Dakota can implement the same by 2021.
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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