Wyoming Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

EVV Model: Undecided | Aggregator: Not Decided-Any Compliant | Implementation Deadline: January 01, 2021

Wyoming has received an exemption against good faith effort exemption request.

CareSmartz360 is integrated with the state of Wyoming. CareSmartz360 is working with Wyoming very closely to meet the state’s EVV requirements. We’ll keep you updated regarding the finalized model.

Governing Body: Wyoming Department of Health

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: Wyoming EVV Implementation

CMS has set the implementation deadline for PCS as January 1, 2021 for states with EVV exemption. HHCS must be implemented by January 1, 2023.

Yes, Wyoming can now implement EVV till January 1st, 2021 as per the approval of Good Faith Effort Exemption Request. Home care agencies in Wyoming can implement the same by 2021.

Wyoming will be subject to financial penalty in the form of a decrease in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) rate if EVV is not implemented by the above deadlines.

Yes, home health agencies providing the above listed care services come under EVV mandate. If the agencies submit a claim for reimbursement without corresponding documentation through EVV after January 1, 2021, they may face denial for the same.

The key technologies used in implementing EVV for capturing visit and care delivery information at the service location through:

  • 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.

Cloud-based solution for home care agencies facilitates the same purpose through:

  • Agency Portal: Agencies utilizing the EVV-based solution can access the information to view and modify visit activity, and in limited circumstances, create EVV records. The data entered via the agency portal is notated as a manual entry and will be subject to Department audit.
  • Data Aggregator: The Data Aggregator is a solution provider to interface with both the State EVV Solution and provider choice systems to transmit EVV data. Providers will have read-only access to a web portal in the Data Aggregator to view visit data.

Section 1903(l)(5)(A) provides that the system must be able to electronically verify, with respect to visits conducted as part of personal care services or home health care services, the following:

  • Type of service was performed
  • Individual receiving the service
  • Date of the service being provided
  • Location of service delivery
  • Person providing the service
  • Time the service begins and ends

Section 1903(l)(2) also requires states to provide for a stakeholder process to allow input into the state’s implementation of the EVV requirement from providers of PCS and home health services, beneficiaries, family caregivers and other stakeholders.

The following is a high level summary of anticipated changes with the implementation of EVV:

Things that will not changeThings that will change
Member choice of providerElimination of paper timesheets
Availability of servicesUse of EVV devices
Member choice of individual direct care workerHow member/representative signature is collected
How services are providedVerification is required by member/representative at the end of every visit/shift
Where services are provided

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

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