DHS recently published some more, but limited, information on EVV.
Which programs are impacted?
Providers serving participants in the OBRA waiver or Act 150 program must adhere to all timelines and guidance issued by DHS in order to comply with EVV requirements in the fee-for-service system.
Few details available
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is moving forward with a “soft implementation” in September of 2019. DHS will provide more updates as DHS moves through this process. Providers using MITC as their own internal EVV system will be able to interface with the DHS EVV aggregator system but DHS has not yet issued implementation details.
Pennsylvania has confirmed providers will be able to use their own EVV system and submit information to the state’s EVV vendor. The Department of Human Services is using the existing PROMISe™ fiscal agent contract with DXC for EVV.
This “open” route is the one most states are taking as providers need the flexibility to use a system that best fits their business model to benefit from the potential productivity and billing gains from EVV. Smaller providers or providers with straightforward needs may find they can use the Department’s EVV system for compliance. However based on provider experience in other states, state systems tend to be limited and cause more work.
Many Pennsylvania providers are already using Agency Workforce Management for EVV. For more information on myAttendance for EVV/HIPAA compliance, download the fact sheet below.