Here it comes.
One Massachusetts agency shares their story of trial and tribulation implementing the electronic visit verification.
This information is most pertinent to members also licensed in MA
Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs is moving forward with “deliberate speed” to implement the federal EVV mandate. Massachusetts is developing a hybrid model for EVV, allowing agencies to use their current EVV vendor or choose any vendor that can collect and transmit the required data elements. For those agencies without an EVV vendor, Massachusetts has contracted with Optum to design a free EVV system. The current schedule would require personal care agencies that participate in the MA Home Care program that currently have an EVV system in place to begin testing in late 2018. Personal care agencies that don’t currently have an EVV system in place will have additional time to either go live with the Optum system or select and implement an EVV system from another vendor.
According to data collected by EOEA, well over half of the EOEA home care provider agencies in MA do not currently have an EVV vendor. These agencies will have to make important purchasing decisions within the next year. This page is created to provide the must up to date information on EVV including important resources, vendor information and more.
For MASS Providers
- EVV requirement in the 20th Century Cures Act
- EVV Q&A document from MassHealth
- Presentation by Lynn Vidler of EOEA on February 14, 2019
- MassHealth Presentation to Public Listening Sessions, June, 2017
- MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services EVV Resource Page
Feedback or questions about EVV can be submitted to: EVVfeedback@state.ma.us
HCA of MA EVV Webinar Series:
To help agencies without a current EVV vendor to make informed purchasing decisions, the Home Care Alliance of MA has developed a monthly webinar series showcasing some of the different vendors available. Each webinar will feature a different vendor who will demonstrate their platform.