EVV Model: Closed Model | Implementation Deadline: To be determined
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 Tennessee EVV model information as it becomes available.
On December 13, 2016 the 21st Century Cures Act (CURES) came into law. Section 12006 ofthe legislation, Electronic Visit Verification System,has been mandated for those providing Personal Care Services and Home Health Services under Medicaid.
Governing Body: Division of TennCare
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 Tennessee 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:
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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