Overview and Timeline
The 21st Century Cures Act Section 12006, is a federal law requiring all states to use Electronic Visit Verification for Medicaid personal care services and home health services; including services delivered through the Consumer Directed Services option and the Service Responsibility Option.
Individuals impacted by the 21st Century Cures Act, including all Health and Human Services (HHS) staff working with the programs and services listed below are encouraged to sign up for GovDelivery to receive email alerts about EVV.
States must implement EVV or risk a loss of federal Medicaid matching dollars.
- Personal care services must start by Jan. 1, 2020
- Home health services must start by Jan. 1, 2023
Programs and Services
View the complete list of programs and services required to use EVV (PDF) beginning January 1, 2020 and programs and services currently required to use EVV.
Cures Act – Texas Implementation
To prepare and guide contract providers and CDS employers in the use of EVV, HHSC is providing the EVV Tool Kit throughout the calendar year. The EVV Tool Kit contains resources such as:
- Informational updates posted online on the first and fifteenth of each month
- Live webinar Q&A sessions on the 22 of each month
- If the 22 is a weekend or holiday the live webinar will be held on the next normal business day.
EVV Tool Kit - Informational Updates
Module 13: EVV Training Requirements
July 15, 2019:
Module 12: Getting Started – Next Steps
July 1, 2019:
Module 11: Summary of EVV Changes
June 15, 2019
Module 10: EVV Visit Transaction Validation Enhancements
June 1, 2019:
Module 9: EVV Portal Standard Reports and Search Tools
May 15, 2019:
Module 8: Submitting an EVV Claim
May 1, 2019:
Module 7: EVV Aggregator and EVV Portal
April 15, 2019:
Module 6: EVV Process Flow: Beginning to End
April 1, 2019:
Module 5: EVV Visit Maintenance
March 15, 2019:
Module 4: EVV Visit Transactions
March 1, 2019:
Module 3: EVV Roles and Responsibilities Part 2 of 2
February 15, 2019:
Module 2: EVV Roles and Responsibilities Part 1 of 2
February 1, 2019:
Module 1: Introduction to EVV
January 15, 2019:
The 21st Century Cures Act and Texas Implementation
January 1, 2019:
Live Webinar Q&A Sessions
Frequently Asked Questions from the Webinars (PDF) (Updated June 15, 2019)
July 22, 2019
Email Electronic_Visit_Verification@hhsc.state.tx.us with questions to be answered during the webinar. Include in the subject line “Webinar Question.”
June 24, 2019
May 22, 2019
April 22, 2019
March 22, 2019
February 22, 2019
January 22, 2019
HHSC is committed to working with contracted providers, CDS employers, members, and other stakeholders.
Email Electronic_Visit_Verification@hhsc.state.tx.us with your questions about EVV.