News Type: Industry News

Trump Signs Bill Delaying EVV

President Donald Trump late Monday officially signed off on H.R. 6042, a widely supported bill to delay the nationwide deadline for electronic visit verification (EVV) in Medicaid-reimbursed personal care services. The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law in 2016 under the Obama Administration, originally required home care providers and state agencies to begin adopting… Read more »

Bill Delaying Nationwide EVV Deadline Awaits Trump’s Signature

In-home care providers, state Medicaid programs and their tech-vendor partners will very likely have at least one more year to gear up for the federally mandated nationwide rollout of electronic visit verification (EVV). That is, depending on what President Donald Trump decides to do. The U.S. House of Representatives last month signed off on H.R.… Read more »

CMS released Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) guidance for section 12006(b) of the 21st Century Cures Act for states and stakeholders

CMCS is issuing this informational bulletin in accordance with section 12006(b) of the 21st Century Cures Act (the Cures Act)1 in order to assist states in implementing electronic visit verification (EVV) systems for Medicaid personal care services (PCS) and home health care services (HHCS). The Cures Act requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services… Read more »

Home Health CoPs Come Into Effect

Home health care agencies are complying with new regulations as the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) went into effect January 13. Providers are working to meet the new requirements for participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs without the finalized interpretive guidelines (IGs), which offer more detailed information on certain measures. The Centers for Medicare &… Read more »

CMS Releases 2018 Final Rule Fact Sheet

Home Care Technology: The Rowan Report- Article 2529  Published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule (CMS-1672-F) that updates the calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for home health agencies (HHAs) serving Medicare beneficiaries. The rule… Read more »

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,… Read more »

Which EVV Model is Right for Your State?

Last week, in the first installment of our series on mandated Electronic Visit Verification, we reported on our conversation with Sandata CEO Tom Underwood about the ways states might choose to comply with the 21st Century CURES Act. (See “Four EVV Models States Might Choose; Three Lead to Disaster” HCTR, August 16) In part two,… Read more »

Four EVV Models States Might Choose; Three Lead to Disaster

Sandata CEO, Tom Underwood, interviews with Tim Rowan on the four models that states might use to implement Electronic Visit Verification, in order to comply with the 21st Century CURES Act. According to Sandata CEO Tom Underwood, there are four models that states might use to implement Electronic Visit Verification, which every state must do… Read more »

Home Health Aide is Most In-Demand Job of 2017

The most in-demand job for 2017 is home health aide, according to a new report from CareerCast, which uses numbers from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The report expects there will be 348,400 new openings for home health aides between now and the end of 2024, easily the most in the United… Read more »

Patients Who Refuse Home Health More Likely to be Readmitted

By Amy Baxter | May 15, 2017, Home Health Care News Patients who refuse home health care services following a hospital discharge may be at higher risk of being readmitted, according to study findings cited in a recent report from the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation and the United Hospital Fund (UHF). The… Read more »