CMS Cites Sandata Technologies as a Resource for EVV Models

Port Washington, NY – September 18, 2017: Sandata Technologies, LLC, a leader in Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) solutions, has been cited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) as an industry resource for Electronic Visit Verification models at the recent National Home and Community Based Services Conference on August 31, 2017. During the conference, the CMS presentation provided attendees with information about the new requirements for Electronic Visit Verification included in the 21st Century Cures Act.  One of the references included in the presentation was a link to an industry white paper published by Sandata that accurately describes the EVV models that have been deployed, and the relative impact each model has on Medicaid constituents.

The presentation is titled CMS Track: Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Requirements in the 21st Century Cures Act, and is available online.1

According to CMS, the Cures Act is designed to improve the quality of care provided to individuals through further research, enhanced quality control, and strengthened mental health parity. Section 12006 of the Act requires states to implement an EVV system for Personal Care Services (PCS) and Home Health Care Services (HHCS).  All state Medicaid PCS and HHCS are required to comply with the Act’s requirements by January 1, 2019 (PCS) or January 1, 2023 (HHCS).

The Act includes “Federal Match” of state costs as follows:

  • 90% Federal Match for costs related to the design development and installation of EVV.
  • 75% Federal Match for costs related to the operation and maintenance of the system, routine system updates, customer service, etc.
  • 50% Federal Match for administrative activities deemed necessary for the efficient administration of the EVV and education and outreach for state staff, individuals and their families.

States planning to request funding for the development and implementation of EVV must prepare and submit an Advanced Planning Document (APD) for approval.

CMS summarized the presentation by noting “EVV strengthens state’s HCBS waiver applications as a mechanism of ensuring financial accountability of the program, including reduction in unauthorized services, improvement in quality of services to individuals, and reduction in fraud, waste and abuse.[1]

CMS cited references for states, including Sandata’s “Electronic Visit Verification Program models: National EVV Mandate for States” from January 6, 2017, available online. 2

Tom Underwood, Sandata’s Chief Executive Officer, states, “Sandata is honored to be included as a reference for states as they develop their plans to deploy EVV under the Cures Act requirements. Given our experience with statewide EVV solutions, we are pleased to be acknowledged as a trusted source for information.”

About Sandata Technologies, LLC

Sandata Technologies is a leading U.S. provider of Electronic Visit Verification solutions that enable government agencies, Managed Care Organizations, and home care providers to manage and optimize the delivery of home care services.  Sandata’s suite of products includes Santrax® Electronic Visit Verification™, a market leading time and attendance product; Santrax® Agency Management and Santrax® Payer Management, web-based software solutions with features including voice biometrics to perform speaker verification, and a jurisdictional solution for states and other payers, municipalities and the home care agency markets; Santrax® Member Management, an ADA Section 508 compliant member portal for self-directed members to view, modify and approve worker timesheets; and Santrax® Point of Care, an innovative data collection and remote chart access tool giving field workers the ability to collect both clinical and non-clinical information at the point-of care. Sandata has over 3,500 agency clients nationwide with its products supporting 1.8 million caregivers and nearly 200,000 visits on a daily basis.