As announced last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its long-awaited guidance to states on the implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV). In addition, CMS issued a FAQs document for the public about the new legislation on which the aforementioned guidance focuses. As a result of the advocacy efforts of ANCOR and its members, providers had multiple positive decisions clarified in the EVV guidance, such as the clarification that 24-hour services like those delivered in group homes were clearly excluded.
While this represents a development in the process of implementation, ANCOR continues to have serious concerns about the pace and quality of implementation in the states, which we shared with Disability Scoop. Chief among these concerns is that CMS’ guidance did not sufficiently clarify the ambiguities in the statute regarding which services are covered. As such, we continue to advocate for a delay in implementation so these concerns can be addressed.