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  • What Is EVV and Why Should You Care?

    Join GCDD on Friday, September 14 at 12:00 PM for the educational webinar, “What Is EVV and Why Should You Care?” GCDD’s Public Policy Director Dawn Alford and the Center for Public Representation’s Director of Advocacy Alison Barkoff will spend the lunch hour explaining new changes to Medicaid-financed personal care services and home health care services. This will impact you if you rely on the NOW, COMP, ICWP, CCSP, or SOURCE waiver. Co-sponsored by the Statewide Independent Living Council, the Arc of Georgia, the Georgia Council on Aging, Parent 2 Parent of Georgia, the Georgia Advocacy...

  • Georgia Participant Direction Advisory Group Seeking New Members

    The Georgia Participant Direction Advisory Group (GAPD) is looking for new members who are currently receiving NOW/COMP waiver services via the participant direction model, and who are interested in educating and advocating on behalf of individuals who are considering participant direction or who are participant directing NOW/COMP waiver services. Members meet 4 times per year in Macon and have an opportunity to provide input on waiver services, processes, and disseminate information to other constituents in their region. If you are interested in participating, please review the GAPD...

  • Bipartisan bill introduced to delay EVV

    On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a bipartisan bill to delay the implementation of a provision contained in the 21st Century Cures Act requiring States to have Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) systems in place for personal care services by January 1, 2019. The Murkowski Brown legislation would delay the new Medicaid requirement for one year, until January 1, 2020. Cosponsors of the bill include U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MI), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Rob...

  • Federal officials have issued guidelines for Electronic Visit Verification

    The 21st Century CURES Act, enacted by Congress in December 2016, included a provision for “electronic visit verification,” or EVV, which requires that service providers electronically check in when providing in-home care to people with disabilities in order to prevent fraud. This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued guidelines to help states comply with this upcoming Medicaid requirement.

  • EVV Readiness Survey

    The 21st Century Cures Act passed by Congress requires states to implement Electronic Visit Verification(EVV) for Medicaid-financed Personal Care Services by January 1, 2019 and Home Health Care Services by January 1, 2023. EVV is a technology (like an online time-sheet) that gathers time, attendance, and other care plan details, and is to be entered by a home care worker at the point of care. The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) created the following EVV Readiness Survey to gather details on your basic knowledge and readiness for the EVV implementation. Replies to the survey...

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