North Carolina Seeks Provider Input

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is asking providers to complete a survey that will help the state understand the EVV systems that providers may already use. Based on these results, the state will consider a vendor to implement a statewide EVV system. Providers that already use a system may continue, as long as it meets state criteria.

According to a flyer the state released, by January 1, 2019, providers must use an EVV system that verifies:

  • Date of service
  • Location of service delivery
  • Individual providing service
  • Type of service performed
  • Individual receiving the service
  • Time service begins and ends

Programs Affected: State Plan Personal Care, HCBS Waivers, HCBS State Plan, Self-directed Personal Attendant Care Services, Community First Choice State Plan (State Plan Home Health Services and home health services authorized under a waiver of the plan will be affected by January 2023)


Illinois Still Silent on Federal EVV Mandate

Illinois implemented an EVV system in 2014 for home care providers. The state has not made any updates since the 21st Century Cures Act passed Congress.

Programs Affected: Individual providers, homemakers, and home health care agencies and their workers who provide services to customers in the Home Services Program

Nevada Personal Care Attendants Must Take Action Now

Nevada requires all personal care attendants to obtain a National Provider Identifier and enroll as a servicing provider with Nevada Medicaid before January 1, 2019. This costs nothing to the provider, but failure to obtain an NPI could delay Medicaid reimbursements.

Ohio Providers Struggle to Find Approved Alternative Vendor

Ohio has a contract with Sandata to provide a state-wide EVV solution, beginning January 8, 2018. The state claims providers can use their own vendor instead of Sandata, but some providers are finding it difficult to get alternative vendors approved.

Only services provided through the fee-for-service Medicaid program are included. Services reimbursed through a managed care plan are not part of the EVV program at this time.

Programs Affected: State Plan Home Health Aide, State Plan Home Health Nursing, Private Duty Nursing (PDN), Ohio Home Care Waiver Nursing, Ohio Home Care Waiver Personal Care Aide, Home Care Attendant, and RN Assessment

Indiana to Implement Aggregator System

Indiana has enlisted DCX Technology to design an EVV system for implementation effective January 1, 2019. Providers may use another system to EVV, since the one DCX is creating will aggregate data from other systems. If providers choose to use another system, it must document the following (as written in an IHCP bulletin):

  • Type of service performed
  • Individual receiving the service
  • Date of service
  • Location of service delivery
  • Individual providing the service
  • Time the service begins and ends

Indiana has not yet released training material for the new EVV system.

Programs Affected: Personal care services