Like essentially all the other states, Montana Medicaid has petitioned the federal government for an extension to January 1, 2021 to complete their EVV implementation. These extensions are granted based on the state working in good faith to comply with the 21st century cures act, but in the case of Montana we haven’t yet seen their definitive plans. We have seen a request for proposal for an EVV system for Montana so that implies that they are either going to mandate a solution or offer open systems model.
Ankota complies with the federal EVV requirements, and we’re at the ready to support Montana agencies. if you’d like a free EVV consultation, click here.
We can’t find a page specific to EVV on the Montana Medicaid page, but here’s a link to the Montana EVV system Request for Proposal
The official Medicaid contact for Montana is as follows:
Ms. Marie Matthews
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
111 North Sanders, PO Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604
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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