EVV Model: Open Model | Aggregators: Tellus | Implementation Deadline: July 01, 2021
Georgia has received an exemption against good faith effort request.
CareSmartz360 is integrated with the state system. Agencies can use CareSmartz360 as an EVV compliant home care software in Georgia to bill for Medicaid benefits.
Governing Body: Georgia Department of Community Health
EVV is still to be implemented in most of the states with different guidelines and regulations. We’re keeping up with the updates related to EVV implementation and if there is something we haven’t included, please share with us. To learn how CareSmartz360 can help in ensuring compliance, please get in touch with us.
To find out which services rendered by your home care agency will be affected by this mandate, please click on the following link EVV Service List for all the updated Electronic Visit Verification mandated services and optional EVV services.
Yes, it is absolutely necessary to use EVV in order to continue to provide care services and be reimbursed. The claims that you submit without using this system will be denied
Georgia was allowed to implement EVV till January 1st, 2021 as per the approval of Good Faith Effort Exemption Request. However, Georgia DCH is finally resuming EVV implementation and selected Conduent in partnership with Tellus as its EVV vendor. They have planned to go-live by July 1, 2021.
No, you can use your existing home care software with built-in EVV system for HCBS services.
No. As long as all of the statutorily mandated information is collected on personal care and home health care services requiring an in-home visit by a provider, states have significant discretion to utilize the system(s) of their choosing. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) does not endorse one type of system over another.
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