The home care industry in Texas is growing rapidly, and reports show that it will continue to benefit from strong growth in the number of adults aged 65 and older and federal funding for both Medicare and Medicaid. However, with such expansion, the home care agencies must abide by some laws, which are:
Using home care management software can make your life easier. The GPS-enabled technology helps Texas Home Care Agencies adhere to state EVV, leave, reimbursement, and wage laws. Additionally, the agencies can ensure that their demands for payroll, billing, care plans, and other operational requirements are met.
Responsively designed and feature-rich apps to seamlessly run your home care agency on the go.
GPS-enabled app to seamlessly manage caregiver visits.
Increase agency staff productivity and organize daily activities on-the-go.
CareSmartz360 is a trusted partner for Texas home care agencies looking to scale their operations while meeting state laws and regulations.
The Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) licenses, surveys, and certifies home and community support services agencies (HCSSAs) for compliance with state as well as federal laws & regulations.
Through the regulatory activities, HHS protects the Texas citizens receiving home health and personal assistance services.
The following is a high level summary of anticipated changes that home care agencies may witness after the implementation of EVV:
|Things that Stay the Same||Things that Will be Different|
|Member choice of provider||Elimination of paper timesheets|
|Availability of services||Use of EVV devices|
|Member choice of individual direct care worker||How member/representative signature is collected|
|How services are provided||Verification is required by member/representative at the end of every visit/shift|
The key technologies that help in implementing EVV to capture visit and care delivery information, right at the services location are:
Currently, you cannot use the CareSmartz360 EVV system for your homecare business in Texas. However, we are working closely with Texas to meet the state’s EVV requirements. We’ll keep you updated regarding any updates regarding the integration with the state EVV aggregator.
The caregiver in Texas is given 8 hours to sleep at night. Also, since their sleep may be disrupted for providing care at night, they’re given an additional 4-hour break during the day.
Home care workers in Texas may need to pay wage rates established by the federal or state prevailing rates and rules. The workers may be eligible for prevailing wages if they work on federal or state government services.
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