More than 1.23 million people in Washington are 65 years of age or older, and by 2040, this figure is projected to increase to 1.86 million seniors. This shift makes the home care industry more heavily regulated. If you wish to stay up to date with Washington’s home care ecosystem, you must adhere to the guidelines and information below.
With the use of GPS-enabled technology, Washington Home Care Agencies may easily check and keep track of caregiver shifts, training, compensation, or leave policies while still being EVV compliant. The agencies can further guarantee that their needs for care plans, billing, and other operational requirements are satisfied!
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 Washington home care agencies looking to scale their operations while meeting state laws and regulations, including EVV standards.
Washington has announced that it will deny claims for services provided without EVV compliance. To avoid your agency being a risk of claim denials, it is vital to have a robust system that integrates EVV into claims generation.
To ensure that care is delivered according to the health and safety standards established by law and regulation, the Department of Health licenses home care agencies. The department periodically assesses these agencies on-site without prior notice in order to enforce the regulations.
Medicaid is known as Apple Health in Washington. Nearly 2 million residents, both adults and children have access to Apple Health's insurance. Due to this Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate in Washington has decreased to a historic low of 5.4 percent.
Medicaid does not give money to clients. The money is transferred right to their healthcare providers. If you live in a residential care facility that accepts Medicaid residents or in your own home, Medicaid may pay for medical services.
Most workers who put in more than 40 hours during a seven-day workweek are entitled to overtime pay. At least 1.5 times the employee's usual hourly wage must be paid in overtime. Other overtime rates, such as double-time compensation, are not required by Washington state law, with some public works projects being an exception.
In Washington State, DSHS caregivers make $15.54 on average per hour, which is 16% more than the national average.
In order to address growing worries about the safety and protection of seniors and other people who use various home care services, the Home Care Consumer Bill of Rights Act was proposed. The bill generally requires states to guarantee basic rights for those receiving home care services.
A voluntary Medicaid-funded program called New Freedom (NF) enables elderly or seniors with disabilities to get services in their homes and neighborhood while controlling their own treatment plans and spending.
You can simplify your life by utilizing CareSmartz360 home care management software. With the use of GPS-enabled technology, Washington Home Care Agencies may quickly check and keep track of caregiver training, visits, scheduling, billing, payroll, leave policies, and more while being EVV compliant.
CareSmartz360 can be used as an EVV solution in Washington. Switching from an old home care software to CareSmartz360 is effortless- all thanks to open APIs, making it an ideal migration tool. These make transition hassle-free and onboarding easy. You can easily connect CareSmartz360 with any existing tool like QuickBooks, Paychex, Waystar, etc.
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