Kentucky has now announced definitive EVV plans. Kentucky will follow the has chosen the state provided solution with provider option to choose an alternative vendor mode. The state provided solution is called Tellus. Ankota is integrated with Tellus in other states)
Some important things to know about Kentucky are that there’s a good amount of Adult Day Health Care provided in conjunction with home care and there are cross-connections between the two. For example, if the same consumer has both home care and adult day health care in the same day you can only bill $200 per the day in total.
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We can’t find a page specific to EVV on the Kentucky Medicaid page, but here’s a link to the main Kentucky Medicaid site.
The official Medicaid contact for Kentucky is as follows:
Ms. Carol Steckel
Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services
275 East Main Street, 6 West A
Frankfort, KY 40621
EVV is still to be implemented in most of the states with different guidelines and regulations. We’re keeping up with the updates related to EVV implementation and if there is something we haven’t included, please share with us. To learn how ankota can help in ensuring compliance, please get in touch with us.
Watch the short video below for a super quick introduction to Electronic Visit Verification (EVV). In a nutshell, EVV requires that home care caregivers login "electronically" to prove the time and location of their home care visit. For home care agencies that provide home care services reimbursed by the government (e.g., Medicaid) EVV is required by law.
The requirements for EVV are part of a law called the 21st Century Cures Act. A compliant EVV system must capture the following.
The two biggest public health insurance programs in the US are Medicare (which provides health insurance ror elderly and disabled individuals) and Medicaid (which provides health and social care services to the poor. Both of these programs are overseen by the US government's Committee for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
While Medicare is a national program that is administered at the federal level. Medicaid is administered at the state level, giving each state the ability to tailor its services to the needs of its citizens. This is why it's important to know the specific rules and implementation approach chosen by the state.
As important as EVV is, it is only one aspect of managing your home care agency. You should consider your EVV vendor to be a partner in the journey of your home care agency.
The following is a recommended list of criteria that you may consider when choosing your EVV vendor:
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