The Home Care Alliance of MA is happy to announce a resource page completely dedicated to keeping Home Health Care Providers informed for the upcoming Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Mandate. You can access this page by going to www.thinkhomecare.org/EVV
Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs is moving forward with “deliberate speed” to implement the federal EVV mandate. Massachusetts is developing a hybrid model for EVV, allowing agencies to use their current EVV vendor or choose any vendor that can collect and transmit the required data elements. For those agencies without an EVV vendor, Massachusetts has contracted with Optum to design a free EVV system. The current schedule would require personal care agencies that participate in the MA Home Care program that currently have an EVV system in place to begin testing in late 2018. Personal care agencies that don’t currently have an EVV system in place will have additional time to either go live with the Optum system or select and implement an EVV system from another vendor.
According to data collected by EOEA, well over half of the EOEA home care provider agencies in MA do not currently have an EVV vendor. These agencies will have to make important purchasing decisions within the next year. This page is created to provide the must up to date information on EVV including important resources, vendor information and more.
EVV Vendor Webinar Series
Along with access to to important documents, websites, and contact information – HCA of MA has developed a monthly webinar series that allows EVV Vendors a one hour webinar to demonstrate their platform to our members for FREE! The webinars are typically held the 2nd Tuesday of every month and are recorded in the case you cannot listen to the series live.
The current schedule is as follows:
March 19th – Agency Workforce Management (Recording Available)
April 9th – HHAeXchange (Recording Available)
April 23rd – CellTrak
May 14th – Homecare GPS
June 11th – HomeCareIT
July 9th – Sandata
August 13th – 4Tellus
September 10th – ClearCare
*Registering online gains you access to all webinars currently scheduled and any future webinars that may be scheduled
EVV Implementation: One Agency’s Experience
One additional resource webinar will be a one hour program with an agency member: HebrewSenior Life. Members of the HSL Leadership Team as they share their experience with implementing an EVV platform. They will offer product highlights and the benefit and impact experience for clients, workforce, operations, and finances. They will also share their approach to the establishment of policies, procedures, and timelines for success with onboarding for caregivers and leaders.
This webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 1:00PM. This is also FREE to members!