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Legislation Introduced to Delay Home Care Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

Thursday, May 24, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Robin Childers
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Citing a need to give states and home care providers more time to successfully roll out EVV, Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a bipartisan bill to push the deadline back one full year, to Jan. 1, 2020. Although EVV has the potential to improve patient care by validating the delivery and billing of home care services, the senators have argued that states need more time to get systems up and running.

EVV implementation was mandated under provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act, a $6.3 billion piece of legislation signed into law under the Obama administration, requiring Medicaid-reimbursed home care providers to adopt EVV systems before Jan. 1, 2019. The EVV requirement aims to curtail fraud and abuse by arming caregivers with approved mobile applications and other methods to prove appropriate care was delivered on time and in full. READ HOME HEALTH CARE NEWS' FULL ARTICLE.

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