EVV Model: Hybrid Model | Aggregator: Sandata | Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021
Wisconsin has received an exemption against good faith effort exemption request. You can use CareSmartz360 as your agency management system to meet all EVV state requirements.
In response to the federal 21st Century Cures Act, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is required to implement electronic visit verification (EVV) for Medicaid-covered personal care services and home health services.
Governing Body: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
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.
DHS vendor Sandata will provide an EVV system to be used by DHS’ programs and impacted providers, HMOs, managed care organizations, and program administrators. DHS is considering the use of Sandata’s aggregator technology. If used, this technology would allow providers who already have an EVV system to continue to use it if it meets EVV requirements.
Yes, Wisconsin can now implement EVV till January 1st, 2021 as per the approval of Good Faith Effort Exemption Request. Home care agencies in Wisconsin can implement the same by 2021.
English will be the most common one. Other options will be Spanish, Russian, Egyptian, Arabic, Mandarin, and Somali.
First, a home care agency or care provider should learn about the EVV requirements. They need to assess whether they want to go with State EVV Solution or a third-party EVV solution. Prior to the implementation, they also need to complete mandatory training.
Yes. The implementation of EVV does not change the format or location of service delivery. Patients will continue to receive services in accordance with their service plan and existing program rules.
Home care providers may choose to implement and utilize the EVV system of their choice. A provider choice EVV system must meet Cures Act requirements and successfully integrate with the State EVV Solution for data transfer. While providers may utilize the State EVV Solution free of charge, costs associated with purchasing and maintaining a provider choice system are the responsibility of the provider. There will be no fee to providers for connecting or transmitting data to the State EVV Solution.
There is a scheduling module within the EVV system. DSS has also selected the option to integrate third party schedule solutions with EVV. Home care software solutions are integrated with advanced capabilities that can automate matching and scheduling of caregivers as per the client needs.
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