Wisconsin Defies Federal Deadline
The Wisconsin Department of Health has taken a stance against the January 2019 deadline for EVV implementation. The state says the deadline is impractical, so it will work with stakeholders and CMS to implement EVV within a more reasonable time frame. DHS has not announced that timeframe, but assures providers that they do not need to take action at this time.
Eventually, DHS plans to establish a single statewide EVV vendor.
Programs Affected: Personal care and home health services, including services provided through Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus fee-for-service, BadgerCare Plus health maintenance organizations (HMOs), Supplemental Security Income HMOs, Family Care, Family Care Partnership, IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct), and Children’s Long-Term Support Waiver