Esme Grewal, vice president of government relations at the American Network of Community Options and Resource, or ANCOR, said her group is happy to see that EVV won’t apply to shared living, family caregiving, host homes and similar situations. She also welcomed the distinction between “home” and “community.”
However, she noted that the guidance is catching some states off guard. Grewal said California was planning a pilot using web-based timesheets where the provider and service recipient would both enter the location and time worked as a means of fulfilling EVV obligations. But the guidance specifically indicates that this approach would not fulfill the EVV mandate.
That’s one of many problems — including significant privacy concerns — that remain with the rollout of EVV, Grewal said.
“We are still seeing high error rates, onerous additional work to get the program in place, and we are even seeing systems taking on more than just tracking the six data elements which is causing a lot of privacy and coordination concerns,” she said.