Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is a federal requirement for Medicaid-funded personal care and home health services. The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) administers the Massachusetts Medicaid program known as MassHealth and is seeking to provide an EVV system that complies with federal Medicaid requirements, minimizes any burden on users, and does not disrupt the provision of services. EOHHS will soon be implementing EVV in programs that provide certain home and community-based services.
Section 12006 of the 21st Century Cures Act requires that all 50 States implement EVV in Medicaid programs for personal care services by January 1, 2020, and for home health care services by January 1, 2023, for in-home visits.
In Massachusetts, EVV impacts programs overseen by MassHealth, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, the Department of Developmental Services, and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. EVV will promote quality outcomes for members by ensuring appropriate service delivery, reducing the administrative burden of paper timesheets and decreasing billing errors, and unauthorized spending.
For traditional service provider agencies, EOHHS is employing an approach to compliance with EVV requirements that offers choice. Traditional service provider agencies can either:
- Use the MyTimesheet EVV application that is being designed, developed, and implemented by the state’s contractor, Optum
- Use an EVV system of their own that meets Data Aggregator requirements
Consumer self-direction programs will comply with EVV requirements by utilizing the MyTimesheet EVV application.
Stakeholder Engagement – Traditional Service Provider Agencies
EOHHS strongly encourages feedback and input from stakeholders that will be impacted by EVV implementation. This section will continue to be updated with notices, meeting information, and documents related to traditional service provider agencies stakeholder engagement.
Stakeholder Engagement – Consumer Self-Direction Programs
EOHHS strongly encourages feedback and input from stakeholders that will be impacted by EVV implementation. This section will continue to be updated with notices, meeting information, and documents related to consumer self-direction programs stakeholder engagement.
Frequently Asked Questions
This section will continue to be updated with frequently asked questions related to EVV.
This section will continue to be updated with documents related to EVV implementation.
For questions related to EVV implementation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, please contact EVVfeedback@State.MA.US.