Virginia is tax-friendly for retirees and has several deductions and exemptions, which makes it an ideal state for seniors. Seniors can deduct up to $12,000 in pension from their state taxable income. While seniors in Virginia look for quality care, the government has laid some regulations for home care agencies.
Using a home care management software can make your life easier. The GPS-enabled technology can help Virginia Home Care Agencies meet EVV mandates and regulations laid out by the State. Caregiver training, payroll, and billing to facilitate quality care anywhere and anytime.
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 Virginia home care agencies looking to scale their operations while meeting state laws and regulations, including EVV standards.
Virginia is an open model state. Section 12006 of the 21st Century Cures Act made implementing an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system compulsory. The Department of Medical Assistance (DMAS) regulates Medicaid-funded Personal Care Services. Like many other states, Virginia filed a Good Faith Effort extension with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and approved the extension. Electronic Visit Verification in Virginia was implemented on June 30, 2020.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services does not interpret the EVV requirement to apply to PACE program services. In CMS's view, PACE is a separate Medicaid benefit listed in section 1905(a)(26) of the Social Security Act. That provision is not cited in section 12006(a)(5)(C) of the Cures Act.
The complete data that must be captured during a visit is:
The HIPAA Privacy Rule and Virginia law provide a client's medical records rights. The HIPAA Privacy Rule sets standards for care providers across the US. Individuals have a right to see, get a copy of the client's medical records, and use the information to provide quality care.
The Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) aims to improve the quality of life, employment, independence, and security of older Virginians and their families.
Suppose a caregiver works in Virginia and uses their personal car or vehicle for work. In that case, they are covered under the Virginia Mileage Reimbursement Law. The purpose of this law in the United States is to ensure that the caregivers don't pay out-of-pocket costs incurred during business hours.
Eligible home care workers in Virginia can earn a compensatory leave on an hour-for-hour basis. Accordingly, caregivers may earn an hour of compensatory leave for each hour required to work for the reasons cited in section III(A) of the Act. However, an accrued compensatory leave may lapse within 12 hours from the date on which it is earned.
According to the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, the home care providers must notify home care workers in Virginia of a large-scale layoff or plant closing.
CareSmartz360, the EVV-compliant home care software solution speeds up the billing processing time and reduces repetitive manual tasks. It:
Since CareSmartz360 is integrated as an all-in-one agency management system, the cloud-based home care software helps elevate your agency's workflow for greater efficiency. Agencies will not have to commit manual hours to copy EVV data from a standalone system for accurate billing and streamlined payroll.
CareSmartz360 has comprehensive reporting features to streamline scheduling & EVV reports. These reports help in taking your agency operations to a new level of efficiency. The scheduling and EVV reports help in:
Our users reported 95% customer satisfaction in 2022. Schedule a personal walkthrough to see CareSmartz360 in action.