Taking on EVV Together
The federal government requires that each state implement an EVV system by January 2019 for personal care services. The state of Minnesota has taken steps towards this, and we expect more direction from DHS in the coming months.
Cashé believes that agencies that embrace EVV beyond basic compliance can gain a competitive edge and can dramatically improve efficiency, reducing cost of processing and ultimately increase cash flow. We’re hard at work preparing our new EVV platform to meet DHS’s upcoming guidelines as soon as they are released.
Cashé’s next generation, state-of-the-art, platform combines highly sophisticated backend technology with an easy-to-use interface that is native for both iOS and Android devices.
The app will simplify the process of verifying visits and complying with federal EVV requirements. It will also be completely customized to meet the criteria that will be laid out by DHS in the coming months.
We are organizing our development and deployment to ensure that our final product helps optimize efficiency while also meeting DHS’s guidelines for compliance requirements before the 2019 deadline.
Stay tuned for updates and developments as we learn more from DHS and continue to hone our EVV app to provide the best-possible end-to-end solution available for Minnesota-based home health care agencies.
Q: Will I not get paid if I don’t have EVV in place by January 2019?
A: No such statements have been made so far. Minnesota has yet to make an implementation decision
Q: Has the state named State-Approved EVV Vendors?
A: Per SIRS: There are no state-approved vendors
Q: What must an EVV system verify?
A: EVV Systems Must Verify:
- Type of service performed;
- Individual receiving the service;
- Date of the service;
- Location of service delivery;
- Individual providing the service;
- Time the service begins and ends.
– July 30, 2018 –
President Trump Signs Bill to Delay EVV
– July 17, 2018 –
House and Senate pass bill to delay EVV
– May 29, 2018 –
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) clarifies that settings providing Customized Living services including Housing with Services, Assisted Living and Adult Foster Care, are not subject to Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) verified by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
– May 22, 2018 –
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) surveyed providers of personal care assistance, home health services, and home and community-based services to learn more about existing use of electronic visit verification (EVV) in Minnesota.
– May 20, 2018 –
Minnesota 2018 legislative session adjourned
– Jan 2018 –
EVV System Legislative Report
– Dec 2017 –
The Minnesota Department of Human Services details the state’s considerations on EVV. DHS recommends the hybrid model, in which the state purchases an EVV system that any provider may use but also allows providers to choose an alternative system that meets requirements.
Electronic Service Delivery Documentation training (Dec 2017)
– 2017 –
Minnesota DHS provides an overview, explanation of models for implementation, and discussion on EVV options and feature