30 May Delay Sought for Medicaid Caregiver Check-In Mandate

May 30, 2018

By: Courtney Perkes

Source: Disability Scoop

Congressional lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation to delay for one year a controversial Medicaid requirement that personal care service providers electronically check in when assisting people with disabilities in their homes.

The bill, introduced last week in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, calls for a delay until January 2020 of “electronic visit verification,” or EVV, which is intended to curtail fraudulent billing. EVV was mandated by Congress in December 2016 to start in January 2019.

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