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About Electronic Visit Verification
A new federal law requires that states implement an electronic way for verifying attendant care services, called Electronic Visit Verification (EVV). EVV is required for all Medicaid personal care services and home health services that require an in-home visit by a provider.
EVV is part of a federal law that was passed by Congress in 2016. The 21st Century Cures Act requires states to verify the delivery of Medicaid-funded Attendant or Personal Care services in real time (at the time the service is occurring) from providers. The EVV system must electronically capture the following information at the time the service is occurring:
- Type of service performed
- Individual receiving the service
- Date of the service
- Location of the service
- Individual providing the service
- Time the service begins and ends
EVV will be required of all PSWs in Oregon by 2019.
The 21st Century Cures Act also recommends that states seek stakeholder input from family caregivers, PSWs, and individuals receiving services along with other stakeholders when developing their EVV systems. See PDF presentation for more information.
ODDS EVV Plan Overview
Much of the work for an EVV system is already part of eXPRS. ODDS plans to build upon what eXPRS already has in place to meet the federal requirement. This plan will allow ODDS to meet the deadline with fewer changes to the PSWs and their employers.
One of the recommendations of the 21st Century Cures Act is for states to get input from individuals receiving services, their families, and the PSWs on the state's EVV system.
Starting in Spring 2018 ODDS will be holding a series of stakeholder meetings. ODDS uses the ODDS Engagement and Innovation page to sign up participants for stakeholder groups.
Go to our EVV Project Meetings page...