Electronic Visit Verification “EVV” Systems have been used to decrease fraud, drive accountability, and improve visibility into the delivery of care for many years. As a result of the 21st Century Cures Act, states are now mandated to implement EVV for all Medicaid personal care services (PCS) and home health services (HHCS) that require an in-home visit by a provider.
While there is some variance in programs design from state to state, compliance with state-specific EVV requirements is critical to every home care agency providing services to Medicaid members in order to avoid the risk of disruptions in reimbursement.
This mandate presents a great opportunity for provider agencies to assess their systems and processes, re-evaluate current and future needs of the business, and identify areas for improvement in the delivery of patient care, creation of operational efficiencies, and areas for achieving cost savings.
Maximizing your EVV system’s potential can be a tremendous value-add for your organization. Many agencies are finding that a complete agency management system with integrated EVV provides the greatest short and long-term ROI potential. Are you ready to get more right from the start?
The Difference between State Issued and Alternate Vendor EVV
Home care agencies may find that the state-provided EVV system (not available in all states) meets the state and federal compliance requirements. However, they may not support all agency business processes, such as HR/compliance management, authorization tracking, scheduling, payroll, billing, cash application, and more.
However, when you integrate your EVV system with an agency management solution the result is a seamless flow of data resulting in more efficient payroll and claims processing, and fewer rejections and denials caused by data integrity issues.
Furthermore, having a single, integrated EVV and agency management platform enables you to get more right from the start. Caregivers have an easy-to-use mobile app to record client care data and log hours worked. This enables you to streamline processes, improve operational efficiencies, and improve the overall satisfaction of your clients and employees.
In short, integrating EVV with an agency management system empowers you to bring the best care to your clients while increasing revenue with value-based care.
Partner with the Right EVV Solution Provider
Finding a reliable, committed, and proven agency management solution provider is key to making the EVV mandate a win for your organization.
If you would like information on more ways to make the EVV mandate work for you, download our free e-book, “Prepare Your Home Care Agency for Value-Based Care with EVV™.” Or, you can request a free consultation with one of our experienced team members by clicking the link below. They’ll be happy to talk to you about your specific situation and discuss how you can best prepare to make EVV a value-add for your organization.