May 26, 2017
One of the budget items from the last General Assembly Session (#306 15c)
“This amendment adds language directing the agency to implement an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system for use by aides providing Medicaid consumer-directed personal care, respite care and companion services. In addition, it provides that for agency care the agency should work with stakeholders to develop standards for EVV systems that meet federal requirements. The federal 21st Century Cures Act requires states to use EVV for these services by January 1, 2019″
There have recently been questions; it is limited in scope. This requirement is for the services listed above (personal care, respite and companion) – we are already working with DMAS and gathering information from other states.