EVV Consumer Directed Services Option

HHSC will require Electronic Visit Verification for all Medicaid personal care services beginning on Jan. 1, 2021. This requirement is mandated by the federal 21st Century Cures Act. If HHSC does not comply, Texas will lose federal funding for Medicaid services.

CDS employers must complete EVV requirements before Jan. 1, 2021, to avoid delays in payment to their CDS employees. The EVV Requirements for CDS Employers (PDF) document provides more information on how to complete the requirements. HHSC also issued guidance to ensure CDS employees are paid timely for services delivered on and after Jan. 1 (PDF).

CDS employers can contact their financial management services agency (FMSA), with questions about EVV requirements. The FMSA is the company that helps with CDS employee payroll.

HHSC also encourages CDS employers to sign up to receive important updates about EVV.