Electronic Visit Verification Bills
Thanks to your efforts, a bill delaying Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for a year was signed into law on July 30, 2018. A delay will give advocates more time to address the significant concerns with EVV and its potential impact on people with disabilities. We will keep you updated on next steps.
An earlier bipartisan bill on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) proposed to extend the deadline for implementing EVV for personal care services for a year, to January 1, 2020 and required the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to engage in formal rule making with notice and comment.
Even with the recently released CMS guidance, there are still a number of important questions about the basic requirements of the EVV program less than eight months before the original January 1, 2019 implementation deadline. Most crucially, a significant delay in implementation is needed to ensure that the privacy and civil rights of people receiving services are protected. States need more time to meaningfully engage stakeholders (as required by the law) and design their EVV system in a way that minimizes the harmful impacts on people with disabilities.
Stakeholders should continue to work with their state, as well as Congress and CMS, to limit the ways the EVV system burdens people receiving personal care services or home health care services and the people providing these services. Please continue to advocate for a system that prioritizes the needs of the people receiving services.
Letter from CPR Supporting Senate Bill (July 12, 2018)
Delay Sought for Medicaid Caregiver Check-In Mandate (Disability Scoop 5/30/18)