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21st Century Cures Act and EVV Implementation

May 31, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
June 7, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Eastern Daylight Time


Part 1: The 21st Century Cures Act – What Providers Need to Know About New EVV Requirements

May 31, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

In December 2016, Congress passed the “21st Century Cures Act”, a sweeping legislative package that includes new funding and resources to address a wide variety of medical topics, including the opioid epidemic, the FDA drug approval process, medical research, and behavioral health issues. Importantly for providers, it also includes new requirements for electronic visit verification (EVV) and a penalty for non-compliance starting in 2019. EVV is a system that requires providers to confirm that services were actually delivered and to do so through a possible variety of electronic methods for each service like a phone call, electronic signature, and so forth. Join us for an overview of the law’s major provisions, detailed information on the EVV requirements that will impact your agency, and how to get involved early on in the process of implementation to ensure that the provider voice is heard.

A recording will be made available for registrants.

Part 2: Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) – The Provider Experience

June 7, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time

Electronic visit verification (EVV) is coming to your state as early as 2019! The newly enacted "21st Century Cures Act" will penalize states that have not implemented EVV beginning in 2019. EVV is a system that requires providers to confirm that services were actually delivered and to do so through a possible variety of electronic methods for each service. Part of the 21st Century Cures Act calls for stakeholder engagement as systems are created. Make sure you have all the information you need to be a part of your state’s planning for implementation! Join us for an informative webinar to learn from other states that have begun implementation of EVV. You’ll learn more about the different options available to states and providers, regulatory details in active states, the process for public input, and most importantly, lessons learned from providers in states that have already begun to implement EVV systems.

A recording will be made available for registrants.


Katherine Berland, Director of Public Policy, ANCOR
Katherine Berland, Esq., is ANCOR’s Director of Public Policy. Prior to joining ANCOR, she worked in the financial industry, first as a registered investment representative, then for a national bank working in consumer banking and commercial lending. She left the bank to pursue a law degree in 2005. While in law school, she worked as a law clerk for a D.C. firm specializing in insurance tax law. She graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2009 and worked for several years as an attorney doing litigation preparation. She has done extensive volunteer work with organizations including Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Campaign, and Habitat for Humanity. For ten years she served as coordinator for the local Amnesty International chapter in Howard County, Maryland. She joined ANCOR in December 2012. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.

Laura Brackin, Owner/CEO, Brackin and Associates
Dr. Laura Brackin is a leading expert in the disability field.  Previously, she served as Assistant Secretary for the Department of Health and Hospital, Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities in Louisiana; Executive Director of The Arc of Louisiana; Assistant Professor and Program Director for the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disability Education, Research, and Service; and Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs under the Foster Administration.  Her consulting firm, Brackin and Associates, provides legislative and public policy consulting services, training, and technical assistance to disability organizations and managed care organizations. Dr. Brackin holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Research from Louisiana State University.

Danny Cowart, President/CEO, Brandi’s Hope Community Services
Danny Cowart brings 15 years of experience to Brandi’s Hope in delivering quality supports/services to persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities.  Danny has served on the Mississippi Deaf/Blind Advisory Council, the Department of Mental Health Strategic Planning Committee, the DMH Advisory Committee, ANCOR Board of Representatives, and Mississippi APSE.  Danny has also served as Support Coordination Director for one of the five state regions in Mississippi for the ID/DD Medicaid Waiver Program. He was responsible for the monitoring of all Wavier Services in southwest Mississippi. Danny was CEO of Millcreek Community Services, serving 500 families throughout Mississippi. For almost ten years he and his wife Brenda received services/supports for their daughter Brandi Erin Cowart who was born with Trisomy 18. They were determined to give her the opportunity to live at home and have a typical life.  His experiences and training aid Danny in bring a global and unique prospective to helping individuals with disabilities and their families develop meaningful daily routines.  Danny has a Master’s Degree in Education.

Virginia Meacham, Director of Software Solutions, MITC
Virginia Meacham has worked closely with agencies throughout the U.S. during her 9 year tenure at MITC, helping agencies select and implement the most appropriate workforce management solution for their needs.  Virginia is a graduate of the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Alyssa Schafer, CDS Compliance Coordinator, Paraquad
Alyssa Schafer is the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Compliance Coordinator at Paraquad in St. Louis, Missouri.  She has been with Paraquad for 7 years and holds a Bachelor’s of Social Work degree.  She has been involved with Paraquad’s EVV project since Missouri initiated the pilot project to assess the efficacy of EVV with the CDS program. She is responsible for maintaining Paraquad’s EVV database and ensuring the agency’s EVV system is in compliance with applicable state laws.


  • ANCOR members: $69.00
  • Non-members: $129.00

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