The 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 had initially carried an implementation deadline of January 1, 2019 on EVV requirements. On Monday, July 30, 2018, the President Trump signed H.R. 6042 into law, which delays for one year the reduction of Federal medical assistance percentage for Medicaid personal visits furnished without an electronic visit verification system. States now have until January 1, 2020, to begin compliance with the EVV law. States can also apply for a good-faith extension that would extend the deadline until January 1, 2021.
While this comes as a relief to providers across the nation, it is important that all parties stay diligent in working with their state to secure systems that will suite their needs while meeting mandated requirements. Fortunately, the legislation signed into law this week mandates that input from the public is solicited to help ensure the thoughtful implementation of the EVV requirement.
This eBook reviews the different EVV solutions states have adapted, as well as their successes and failures. Most importantly, it arms providers with key questions they need to ask to ensure the state understands the practical issues that can arise from an EVV mandate.