Aging News Alert:
Featuring Scott Schwartz
It’s no secret that many homecare agencies are preparing for significant changes in advance of the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) requirement of the 21st Century CURES Act going into effect for Personal Care Services (PCS) on Jan. 1, 2019. EVV verifies that homecare services are actually being performed, and the CURES Act requires that six data elements be collected:
- The type of service performed;
- The individual receiving the service;
- The date of the service;
- The location of service delivery;
- The individual providing the service; and
- The time the service begins and ends.
While any change can be tough, the EVV requirement of the CURES Act actually delivers significant benefits to homecare agencies. With a well-implemented EVV solution, agencies can create workflow efficiencies, maximize utilization of the authorization, ensure services are correctly being provided, and most importantly, improve patient outcomes. All of these benefits allow agencies to better demonstrate to payers that they are providing the highest quality of care to their members.