The 21st Century Cures Act requires Electronic Visit and Verification (EVV) to be used for any Medicaid-funded personal care or home health care services provided on or after January 1, 2019, in order for states to maintain a full federal match. This applies to all waiver and state plan personal care and home health care services.
Per the Act, Electronic Visit Verification must identify the individual receiving service and type of service performed, begin and end time along with date and location of service, and the service provider delivering that service. No national adoption of a particular or uniform EVV was recommended, though the State Director of Health and Human Services will begin recommendations of Best Practices in 2018 to State Medicaid Directors. Providers will need a partner compliant with pending EVV requirements and additional best practices functionality.
Enter Therap’s mobile applications. Therap has taken best practices from across the nation to develop an EVV system that is straightforward to train service professionals to use, device-agnostic across smartphones, tablets and mobile devices, and is designed to eliminate questions of fraud or service delivery verification.
Therap’s mobile applications capture photos at the point of service delivery, which securely save not to the device but to the service record itself. These applications offer GPS location of service delivery and service provider notation, and offers digital signatures to be added securely at the point of service. Records are time and date stamped using the service provider’s credentials and electronic signature, while service delivery may be verified by the individual service recipient, reducing question of fraud or data manipulation.
Data collected using mobile applications is securely available in near real-time, making Therap’s mobile applications a seamless part of an agency’s billing, reporting and quality assurance process.