Utah Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

EVV Model: Open Model | Aggregator: CSV export | CareSmartz360 EVV Solution: Available | Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021

CareSmartz360 is integrated with the state system. Agencies can use CareSmartz360 as an EVV compliant home care software in Utah to bill for Medicaid benefits.

Governing Body: Utah Medicaid web site

Questions about EVV?

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.

FAQs: Utah EVV Implementation

21st Century Cures Act’s timelines for State implementation of the EVV requirements is as follows:

  • Deadline to Implement EVV for Personal Care Services Delayed until 2021
  • Personal Care: January 1, 2021
  • Home Health Care: January 1, 2023

The State EVV Solution will utilize two primary technologies for capturing visit information at the service location:

  • Mobile Visit Verification (MVV): A GPS enabled mobile application downloaded on a smartphone or tablet.
  • Telephony Visit Verification (TVV): A system accessed via toll-free number, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.The state will also employ web-based functionality for use by provider agencies.
  • Provider Portal: Provider agencies utilizing the State EVV Solution will have access to the portal to view and modify visit activity, and in limited circumstances, create EVV records. All information entered via the provider portal is notated as a manual entry and will be subject to Department audit.
  • Data Aggregator: The Data Aggregator is a behind-the-scenes tool used to interface with both the State EVV Solution and provider choice systems to transmit EVV data to the interchange. Providers will have read-only access to a web portal in the Data Aggregator to view visit data.

States that have not implemented EVV by January 1, 2020 will be subject to FMAP reductions unless they have made a “good faith effort” to comply and have encountered “unavoidable system delays.” More details are given here.

There are certain standards brought in force by Senior and Disabilities Services (SDS) to make sure that the care services are delivered only by individuals who possess the requisite skills and competencies and to ensure that services are performed in a safe and effective manner. The SDS standards are categorized under different aspects here.
Other regulations with which care providers must comply:

  • Medicaid regulations
  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996)
  • HIPAA Title II Administrative Simplification and Compliance Act
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitations Act of 1973
  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

Ideally, a home care software is embedded with functionalities to help home care service providers meet all the regulations and stay compliant for every act of care.

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EVV State Guide

CareSmartz360 EVV Ready
  • Caregivers Tracking
  • Clock-in, Clock-out
  • Manage Schedules
  • Telephony
  • Ensure Compliance & Regulation
  • GPS Enabled Caregiver Mobile App

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