As a result of the certification, New Jersey MCOs and providers will benefit from streamlined processes and improved communication tools
New York, New York, January 19, 2022 – HHAeXchange, the leading provider of homecare management solutions for payers, providers, and state Medicaid agencies, today announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted certification of the HHAeXchange Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system as the State of New Jersey’s EVV aggregator.
CMS conducted a comprehensive review and assessment of New Jersey’s EVV system and functionality on July 21, 2021, issuing full certification retroactive to the State’s implementation date of December 14, 2020. With CMS certification, New Jersey is now eligible for a potential 75% Federal Financial Participation (FFP).
“HHAeXchange has a long history of leading the home and community-based services industry with comprehensive tools that serve payers and providers. I’m very grateful to our partnership with the state of New Jersey, and am proud that HHAeXchange achieved CMS EVV certification, while helping New Jersey MCOs and providers streamline their processes, improve communication, and empower their caregivers with time-saving tools,” said Greg Strobel, CEO of HHAeXchange.
New Jersey Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) selected HHAeXchange as its EVV aggregator in August 2020 and fully implemented an open-vendor EVV model on December 14, 2020. HHAeXchange’s EVV solution supports New Jersey’s open EVV model by consolidating all visit data, regardless of whether the Provider is using the state’s EVV system or a third-party system, for all Personal Care Services (PCS) across five managed care organizations (MCOs) in the New Jersey FamilyCare Program.
“It was important to New Jersey that we implement EVV in compliance with federal requirements, and that we do so with a strong and enthusiastic stakeholder process,” said Jennifer Langer Jacobs, Assistant Commissioner of Medical Assistance and Health Services in the New Jersey Department of Human Services. “HHAeXchange worked hand-in-hand with us to achieve broad public support, timely implementation, and CMS certification.”
As an industry-leading provider of homecare management solutions, HHAeXchange has helped dozens of states and MCOs manage billions of dollars in Medicaid claims while achieving a new level of oversight, transparency, and efficiency that hasn’t previously existed in the marketplace. On an annual basis, HHAeXchange confirms more than 125 million visits and bills nearly $18.5 billion in Medicaid claims for more than 6,300 homecare agencies.
For more information on HHAeXchange and its platforms, including its EVV software, please visit hhaexchange.com.