The state of Washington Medicaid has chosen the provider choice model allowing each home care agency to choose the agency management system that will best service their needs. They have implemented an aggregator system called ProviderOne whereby the home care agency can choose any software it wants, but their software must submit EVV data to ProviderOne.
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Here’s a provider implementation guide from the Washington Medicaid site.
Ms. MaryAnne Lindeblad
Washington Health Care Authority
626 8th Avenue, PO Box 45502
Olympia, WA 98504-5050
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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