The 21st Century Cures Act, which was signed into law in December 2016, is
poised to change the way home health agencies deliver services. Notably,
the act sets new mandates for states to establish policies for Electronic
Visit Verification (EVV) of Medicaid-funded home care.
What Is EVV, and Why Is It Being Mandated?
As the name suggests, EVV electronically captures:
That a home care agency employee provided the agreed-upon point-of-care
The time that a visit began and ended
The individual who received the service
The date and location of the provided service
Most EVV systems rely on GPS to accurately pinpoint when a caregiver
arrives at and leaves a specific location, such as a client’s home. Other
systems utilize telephone lines, requiring the caregiver to call the agency
office via a landline. (This is called Interactive Voice Response, or IVR.)
The purpose behind the EVV mandate is to track home health providers and
ensure the visits they’re reporting to CMS are actually taking place, that
patients are getting the care they require, and that Medicaid is being
Unfortunately, Medicaid fraud has been on the rise over the last several
years. In fact, in fiscal 2014, the U.S. government recovered $3.3 billion
from individuals and companies that attempted to defraud federal health
To minimize this fraud risk, effective January 1, 2019, reimbursement for
Medicaid services rendered will be tied to meeting EVV requirements.
On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 11:28 PM, Jim Lubin <jlu...@eskimo.com> wrote:
> search Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 7:54 PM, Bobbie Humphreys <
> bobbiehumphre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dose anybody have an article regarding home health aids being tracked?
>> "Be the change you want to see in the world". Gandhi