Providers who deliver personal care services or home health services as defined by passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, Congress adopted 42 U.S.C. §1396b(l), who are not currently required to use electronic visit verification requirements, will be subject to the updated provisions by Jan. 1, 2019, for PCS and Jan. 1, 2023, for home health services.
Health and Human Services is carefully evaluating impacts and identifying the Medicaid programs and waiver services impacted by the passage of the statue, which outlines new EVV requirements for PCS or home health services requiring an in-home visit by a provider delivered under the Medicaid state plan or a waiver of the state plan. The statute defines PCS to include personal care services provided under 42 U.S.C. section 1396d(a)(24), 1396n(c), 1396n(i) or 1396n(k) or under a waiver of 42 U.S.C. section 1115. The statute defines home health services to include services provided under 42 U.S.C. section 1396d(a)(7) or under a waiver of the state plan.
As the state receives further guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and is able to provide additional information, the state will provide updated information.