EVV Model: Closed Model | Aggregator: Therap- or Alternative (Under permissions) | Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021
South Dakota’s Medicaid program has contracted with a single EVV vendor and mandates that all provider agencies use that particular vendor’s EVV system.
Governing Body: South Dakota Department of Human Services
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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:
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.
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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