Pennsylvania Lays Out Short- and Long-Term Plans

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) received stakeholder input to understand how providers currently use EVV and what kind of impact statewide implementation might create. The process revealed that many providers already use EVV systems, so Pennsylvania decided an open vendor model is the best approach, at least at first.

The state plans to reach compliance by January 1, 2019 by using an aggregator system to receive data from providers’ existing EVV systems. That system will also provide EVV capabilities to providers that do not have a system in place. In the long term, DHS will consider procuring a state contract. DHS has already released an RFI to potential EVV vendors.

The state is asking providers to complete a survey to inform future EVV implementation decisions.

Programs Affected: Personal care and home health care services provided in the following Medical Assistance programs: Act 150 Attendant Care Program, Adult Autism Waiver Program, Adult Community Autism Program, Aging Waiver Program, Attendant Care Waiver Program, COMMCARE Waiver Program, Community HealthChoices Program, Consolidated Waiver Program, Fee-For-Service, HealthChoices Program – Physical and Behavioral Health, Independence Waiver Program, OBRA Waiver Program, Person/Family Directed Support Waiver Program

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