21st Century Cures Act

Section 12006 of the 21st Century Cures Act , is a federal law requiring  Electronic Visit Verification for all Medicaid personal care services and home health services; including services delivered through the consumer directed services option and the service responsibility options.

Personal Care Services

Programs, Services and Service Delivery Options Affected by the Cures Act (PDF)

In September 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved HHSC’s request to delay the Jan. 1, 2020 EVV start date for new programs, services, and service delivery options affected by the Cures Act.

  • This delay only impacts programs, services, and service delivery options which were scheduled to begin using EVV on Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Program providers currently required to use EVV must continue to use EVV under state law and HHSC policy.
  • HHSC is working on a revised implementation plan and will announce a new timeline for the mandatory start date when available.
  • HHSC encourages stakeholders to remain engaged to prepare for the use of EVV.

Home Health Care Services

These services are not required to begin using EVV until Jan. 1, 2023. HHSC will announce more implementation details when available.

Resources to Help Prepare for EVV

A variety of training materials about EVV, EVV systems and processes, and EVV policies are available in multiple formats on the EVV Training webpage, including:

  • Computer-Based Training
  • The EVV Tool Kit
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Job Aids

For the latest updates about EVV, stakeholders are encouraged to sign up for GovDelivery and continue to check this page.

Contact Us

Email questions to Electronic_Visit_Verification@hhsc.state.tx.us.

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