Electronic visit verification implementation delayed

On July 30 legislation was passed (H.R. 6042) to amend Section 1903(l) of the Social Security Act to delay the timeline by one year for states to implement electronic visit verification (EVV) for personal care services (to Jan. 1, 2020).

The bill also excludes specified services from such verification system requirements, including inpatient hospital services and 24-hour residential group home services. It does not affect timelines for home health care services. States that have not implemented EVV by Jan. 1, 2020 will be subject to federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) reductions unless they have both made a “good faith effort” to comply and have encountered “unavoidable system delays.”

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