2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: O'Bannon
Require Medicaid Waiver Consumer Directed Aides to Verify Visits (language only)

Item 306 #14h

Item 306 #14h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 311, after line 41, insert:

"WWWW. Effective July 1, 2017, The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall require consumer directed aides providing personal care, respite care and companion services in the Medicaid Elderly and Disabled with Consumer Direction (EDCD) and Developmentally Disabled DD waiver programs and the Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program to utilize an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system.  The Department is authorized to contract with an EVV vendor to provide access to an EVV system for use by consumer directed aides."


(This amendment adds language directing the agency to implement an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system for use by aides providing Medicaid consumer directed personal care, respite care and companion services. The Federal CURES Act requires states to use EVV for these services by January 1, 2019.)