“The U.S. Senate and U.S. House both introduced bipartisan legislation designed to delay implementation of the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) provision of the 21stCentury Cures Act and require public input from stakeholders. The bill—led by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and co-sponsored by a range of Democrats and Republicans in the Senate and House—marks a key part of ANCOR’s strategy to ensure its 1,400 members and thousands of other provider agencies are not forced to curtail services delivered to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). ANCOR applauds Senators Murkowski and Brown, as well as the many congressional champions of the bill: Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), and on the House side Representative Jim Langevin (D-RI), Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH), Representative Don Young (R-AK) and Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO).”
There is still time to address the challenges surrounding EVV! Read our legislative champions’ press releases on the bill at ANCOR’s EVV Resources and Action Center. While you are there, take an extra minute to send an email to your members of Congress through our action tool, which asks them to support those bills. Help us sustain and build upon this growing momentum!
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