Effective Care Transitions and Community Services – Tools to Reduce Healthcare Costs

Jan 14, 2021 10:00:00 AM / posted in Cost Reduction, Care, EVV, COVID, Medicaid

A few short months ago, on September 23rd, CMS announced a new round of federal funding that is going to states to support individual transitions from institutional care to community based services. The program, known as the Money Follows the Person Demonstration (MFP), has been in operation since 2007, but at a time when new federal funding aimed at alleviating the travails of COVID-19 has reached into the billions, this relatively small grant of $165 Million got very little notice.


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Empowering Care 365 in 2021

Jan 5, 2021 11:07:24 AM / posted in Compliance, Care, EVV, COVID, Caregiver Safety

Though it has been overstated, 2020 was no ordinary year. In January alone, Australia lost 47 million acres of land in wildfires, Kobe Bryant tragically died in a plane crash and the 45th president of the United States faced an impeachment trial. That was all before the coronavirus pandemic swept the world.


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Looking Ahead: The Impact of EVV in 2021

Dec 14, 2020 1:57:42 PM / posted in Electronic Visit Verification, Mobile Solution, Compliance, EVV

As we reflect on an eventful 2020, it’s exciting to see how the homecare industry has courageously come together to support patients through these trying times. As a team, we have adapted to deliver care in a worldwide pandemic, learned what works for EVV compliance, and are looking ahead towards the opportunity to evolve EVV practices- all with the aim of continuing to deliver the very best patient care.


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EVV: The Time is Now

Sep 22, 2020 11:49:33 AM / posted in Electronic Visit Verification, Mobile Solution, Compliance, EVV

The implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is building momentum across the US. Many providers have responded to the push and made substantial progress to meet the mandate. There are others who might feel like a few months is a long way out and they still have time to think about EVV- rather than act. If you are in the second category, you are not alone, but please keep reading.


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EVV: Implementation Insights

Oct 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM / posted in EVV

Agencies can’t afford to delay.  The regulatory deadline is approaching quickly, and the cost of inaction is high.

Our guidance to agencies - start now to take advantage of immediate ROI.  We recommend that agencies in open states get started, in order to design an optimal workflow and allow time for implementation and testing.  There are two parts to EVV compliance:


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What you need to know about the new EVV bill: H.R. 6042

Sep 17, 2018 7:52:00 AM / posted in EVV

by Stacey Smith, Principal, Liberty Partners Group - Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care


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Electronic Visit Verification Mandates: The Impact of Open vs. Closed Systems

Jul 13, 2017 9:30:00 AM / posted in Electronic Visit Verification, Compliance, EVV

The 21st Century Cures Act has established January 1, 2019, as the deadline for states to establish Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) standards for Medicaid-funded personal care services. As this date draws closer, state Medicaid directors must soon decide on the type of EVV system they’ll require.

Specifically, states will need to decide whether to mandate an open or closed EVV system. These two options are very different from each other, with different implications for home care agencies.

Before states enact these sweeping changes for their constituent agencies, states must understand these differences, so they can endorse the best solution for their agencies’ — and their own — needs.


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What Is Electronic Visit Verification?

Apr 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM / posted in Electronic Visit Verification, Compliance, EVV

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.

While some agencies may see this requirement as an obstacle, many others view it as an opportunity.

With the deadline for states to implement EVV requirements less than two years away, how can selecting the right EVV solution today help your agency increase operational efficiency and improve service delivery tomorrow? 


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The 21st Century Cures Act: What Home Care Agencies Need to Know

Jan 5, 2017 8:45:35 AM / posted in Compliance, EVV

The 21st Century Cures Act includes sweeping changes to funding biomedical research, approving drugs and medical devices, and improving mental health. Several of these changes have direct implications for the home care industry – from major new regulations on Medicaid reimbursements to more minor tweaks to the small business insurance market and hospital readmission penalties.


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How to Succeed with EVV Under 21st Century Cures Act

Dec 20, 2016 10:32:25 AM / posted in Electronic Visit Verification, EVV

In an industry that has been challenged with many uncertainties, Congress approved the 21st Century Cures Act in early December. The bill passed strongly in both the Senate (94 to 5) and the House of Representatives (392 to 26), and President Obama signed the bill on December 13, 2016.


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