on Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Sharing ANCOR's latest Action Alert...
Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is causing a lot of uncertainty among people with disabilities and the providers of supports and services on which they rely. The good news is that you can be part of the solution in one easy step!
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The newly introduced EVV delay bill gives states an additional year to implement EVV, having it take effect on January 1, 2020 instead of January 1, 2019. It also requires that the federal government give stakeholders and the general public notice of the rule and a chance to comment on it.
In late 2016, Congress had ordered states to install EVV systems as a way of preventing fraud in Medicaid as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, but many challenges arose after the bill passed. This is partially due to CMS not releasing guidance on the EVV statute until May 2018, leaving states in the dark for a full 18 months following of the EVV law. Even despite CMS' recent guidance, many concerns remain about which disability supports and services are required to comply with the rule. Additionally, because there has been little stakeholder input, questions abound about privacy, costs and other aspects of compliance. We need Congress to step in and give everyone more time to make sure EVV is done the right way. Learn more at ANCOR's EVV Resources and Action Center.
Please lend your voice to this important effort!