The 21st Century CURES Act, signed into law in 2016, requires that States set up an EVV system to verify that services for all Medicaid-funded personal care and home health care services occurred. Under the Act, an EVV system must verify the following service components:
- Type of service performed;
- Individual receiving the service;
- Date of the service;
- Location of service delivery;
- Individual providing the services; and
- Time the service begins and ends.
The new requirements for EVV will not change where and how these services are delivered. All states must implement EVV for personal care services by January 2020 and home health care services by January 2023. In accordance with federal provisions, the State submitted a Good Faith Effort Exemption (GFE) request on October 2, 2019 to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to extend the EVV implementation date for personal care services to January 2021. On October 22, 2019, CMS approved the State’s GFE request for personal care services, and will not apply Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) reductions in calendar year 2020. More information on California’s GFE approval letter from CMS is available on the DHCS EVV Webpage.
Updates on the implementation of the EVV program will be posted to this page as they become available.
Upcoming EVV meeting:
The Departments of Developmental Services (DDS), Health Care Services, Social Services, Public Health and Aging will hold a stakeholder webinar meeting regarding Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Phase II on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Building on discussions from the multi-department stakeholder meeting in June 2019, and the DDS-only stakeholder call on August 5, 2019, the webinar will provide a status update on Phase II efforts. Phase II of EVV includes services delivered through other programs, including those funded through DDS and the regional centers.
Please register for the webinar via the registration link prior to the meeting. The presentation and meeting materials will be posted on the DHCS webpage prior to the webinar. For attendees requiring closed captioning, please click on the closed captioning link. Once the webinar begins, you will automatically be redirected to enter the webinar with closed captioning. A call-in option is also provided for those who are unable to access the webinar. If you have questions about EVV or the EVV Phase II stakeholder webinar meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Conference Line: 1-415-655-0001
Participant Code: 922 291 057
Registration Information: Please register for the webinar via the registration link prior to the meeting.
- California Department of Social Services (CDSS) EVV Webpage
- CDSS EVV Stakeholder Meetins Webpages – Indivual Provider Model
- DHCS EVV Stakeholder Website
- Medicaid.gov EVV Guidance Documents
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Stakeholder Open Door Forum November 7, 2018
Last modified: February 25, 2020