CMS to Survey State Compliance with Electronic Visit Verification

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued for public display a Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) notice seeking public comments on its plans to require states report on their progress towards electronic visit verification (EVV) for personal care services (PCS) and home health care services (HHCS), as required by section 1903(l) of the…

Trump Signs EVV Delay into Law

President Donald J. Trump on Monday evening signed into law H.R. 6042, a bipartisan bill which passed Congress in July, allowing states to delay electronic visit verification in Medicaid-reimbursed care services for one year. Congress mandated electronic visit verification (EVV), to begin in January 2019, as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, in order to…

Electronic Visit Verification Delay Passes Congress

The United States Senate unanimously approved bipartisan legislation on Tuesday, July 17, to delay until 2020 the start of the electronic visit verification program to document when personal care services are provided. An identical bill passed the House of Representatives last month and now the legislation goes to the White House for President Trump to…

CMS Provides Guidance on EVV Delay

After months of uncertainty, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided guidance on allowing states to delay implementation of electronic visit verification (EVV) for up to one year. The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) mandates that states implement EVV for all Medicaid personal care services by January 1, 2019, but the…

Statement on Electronic Visit Verification from NAHC and the Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care

The following statement is released on behalf of William A. Dombi of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and David Totaro of the Partnership Medicaid Home-Based Care. “We are pleased to announce that the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) and the Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care (PMHC) recently met…

Electronic Visit Verification Bill Passes House of Representatives

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, June 18, passed by voice vote a bill that extends the deadline for state Medicaid programs to implement Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for personal care services for one year. While NAHC supports the use of EVV for these services, but we also recognize that many states have not…

Your Electronic Visit Verification Questions Answered

Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an Informational Bulletin and FAQs to assist states in meeting electronic visit verification (EVV) requirements specified in the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). The CMCS Informational Bulletin shares EVV implementation strategies and identifies promising practices for EVV education and training. The FAQs…