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As Expected, Trump Signs Bill Delaying Deadline for Electronic Visit Verification

As Expected, Trump Signs Bill Delaying Deadline for Electronic Visit Verification

Posted: Aug. 1, 2018

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, Home Health Care News reported. 

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 EVV systems by Jan. 1, 2019. H.R. 6042, sponsored by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Kentucky), pushes that deadline back to Jan. 1, 2020, the website said. 

According to the website, the bill passed through both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate without opposition. The news of H.R. 6042 becoming law comes with little surprise, as most industry stakeholders anticipated President Trump signing the bill.

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NAHC's Response To EVV Delay

"While NAHC supports the use of EVV for personal care services, we also recognize that many states have not advanced the development and implementation of EVV sufficiently to ensure its intended purpose is achieved. Therefore, NAHC supported the legislation in the House and Senate."

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State Cancels Two Consecutive EVV Subcommittee Meetings, But New Dates Are Set

State Cancels Two Consecutive EVV Subcommittee Meetings, But New Dates Are Set

Posted: Aug. 1, 2018

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing subcommittees on the looming Electronic Visit Verification mandate got off to a quick start, but over the past few days, the agency canceled planned subcommittee meetings on Participant Directed Services/Family Caregiver and on Privacy.

There's good news, however. The state has set new meeting dates for those committee and future meeting dates for the two other subcommittees. 

Members: Access these meeting dates here (you must be signed in to view). Not a member? Join us!

 
Thank you for attending the CellTrak Lunch and Learn

CellTrak EVV Lunch & Learn Video, Slides Available To HCAC Members

Posted: Aug. 1, 2018

HCAC recently hosted an Electronic Visit Verification Lunch & Learn sponsored by Cell Trak.

Our members may click here to review the presentation and watch a recording of the session. You must be signed in first as a member. 

Not a member? Join us!

 
Sponsor - Thank You: KanTime

Thank You: KanTime

Posted: Aug. 1, 2018

KanTime was the conference tote bag sponsor at the 2018 Home Care, Home Health & Hospice Conference in Beaver Creek. KanTime is a cloud-based enterprise home health and hospice software that covers all service lines including home health, pediatrics, private duty, and hospice. KanTime has received the prestigious Elite Partner award by Post Acute Link two years running, an accolade bestowed on only the top 25 percent  of vendors.Thank you KanTime for your support!

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Home-Care Providers: Tell Us Your News!

Home-Care Providers: Tell Us Your News!

Posted: Aug. 1, 2018

HCAC would love to hear about exciting changes and achievements within your agency or people. 

Members: Please fill out this form so your news can be highlighted in our weekly e-mails and possibly at our events.

 
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