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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 Compliance, Electronic Visit Verification, 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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To Improve Home Care Compliance, Turn to a Comprehensive EVV Solution

Nov 29, 2016 7:30:59 AM / posted in Compliance, Electronic Visit Verification, EVV

With a growing number of government and payer mandates calling for home health agencies to validate the accuracy of the care they deliver, Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) has never been more important for the home care industry.


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Medicare Fraud Is Driving Payers’ Demand for Electronic Visit Verification

Aug 16, 2016 7:38:11 AM / posted in Electronic Visit Verification, EVV

The dog days of summer proved to be far from lethargic for the U.S. Department of Justice this year. In one late-July week, the DOJ charged three people in a $1 billion scheme of conspiracy, obstruction, money laundering and health care fraud. It was the single largest criminal case in the nine-year history of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force.


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Using Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) to Optimize Home Care Delivery

Jul 26, 2016 8:46:33 AM / posted in Electronic Visit Verification, EVV

Going Beyond Simple Proof of Visit

Home care, hospice and community care agencies are moving quickly to adopt electronic visit verification (EVV) solutions. In many cases, their rush stems from a reactive stance as a growing number of states have passed laws mandating the use of EVV. The Federal government has also proposed legislation that would require the use of EVV for personal care services provided under Medicaid.


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