Home Care Agencies: Are you ready for 21st Century Cures Act and EVV?

Schaumburg, IL, March 29, 2019

What is Cures Act?

The Cures Act requires states to implement an EVV (Electronic Visit Verification) system by January 1, 2020 for Medicaid funded Personal Care Services (PCS) and by January 1, 2023 for Home Health Care Services (HHCS) that require an in-home visit by a provider.

What is EVV?

The Cures Act requires states to implement an EVV (Electronic Visit Verification) system by January 1, 2020 for Medicaid funded Personal Care Services (PCS) and by January 1, 2023 for Home Health Care Services (HHCS) that require an in-home visit by a provider.

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system must be able to electronically verify, with respect to visits conducted as part of the PCS or HHCS, the following:

  • The type of service performed
  • The individual receiving the service
  • The date of service
  • The location of the service delivery
  • The individual providing the service
  • The time service begins and ends

Most EVV systems use Global Positioning Services (GPS) to capture the location where the service is provided. Another option to capture the location is Interactive Voice Response (IVR) which requires the caregiver or employee to check in and out using a landline or cellular device located at patient’s home.

Under Cures Act, services either starting or stopping in the patient’s home are subject to EVV requirements. Capturing the location in which the services started and stopped is sufficient to meeting the Cures Act’s requirements.

Why is EVV needed?

The purpose behind EVV is to ensure that PCS and HHCS visits that are being billed to Medicaid are actually taking place, the services are provided to the right patient at the right location. Reimbursement for Medicaid visits will be linked to EVV to reduce fraud.

How does CareVoyant meet EVV requirements?

CareVoyant has two simple and easy-to-use EVV solutions that will ensure your home care agency is compliant with your state’s EVV requirements.

CV Mobile is a powerful, easy-to-use, and comprehensive mobile app that allows home care agencies to meet EVV requirements. CV Mobile will display the schedules for the employee or caregiver. CV Mobile will capture the date, time, and GPS location at the start and end of the visit or shift. CV Mobile will also update the schedules with actual start time and end time for billing and payroll.

CV Telephony (powered by DND) can be used instead of CV Mobile, in locations where connectivity is limited, to capture the date, time and location at the start and end of the shift. CV Telephony will also update the schedules with actual start time and end time for billing and payroll.

CareVoyant advantaged beyond EVV

In addition to meeting EVV requirements, CV Mobile provides additional advantages to Home Care Agencies providing PCS and HHCS services.

  • Streamline care delivery to patients
  • Integrated with scheduling to keep in compliance with authorization
  • Document services provided based on the care plan
  • Monitor visits/shifts in real time using Schedule Monitor
  • Track late starts, early stops and missed tasks in real time
  • Locate employees when they are late for a shift
  • Automatically calculate travel miles and time using CV Miles
  • Use HIPAA compliant Secure Messaging to communicate with employees

About CareVoyant

CareVoyant has been a leading provider of cloud based integrated health care software that can handle multiple lines of service – Home Care, Private Duty Nursing, Private Duty Non-Medical, Home Health, Outpatient Therapy, Medical Billing and Skilled Nursing Facilities – under a Single System of Record. CareVoyant functions – Intake, Scheduling, Clinical with Mobile options, Financial, Secure Messaging, Notification, Reporting and Dashboards – streamline workflow, meet regulatory requirements, improve quality of care, optimize reimbursement and bring operational efficiency. For more information, go to CareVoyant.com or call us at 1-888-463-6797.

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