2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hope
Modification to Electronic Visit Verification Requirements (language only)

Item 303 #22h

Item 303 #22h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 277, line 21, strike "Elderly and Disabled with".

Page 277, line 22, strike "Direction (EDCD)" and insert:

"Commonwealth Coordinated Care (CCC) Plus Waiver".

Page 277, after line 30, insert:

"3. Nothing stated above shall apply to respite services provided by a DBHDS licensed provider in a DBHDS licensed program site such as a group home, sponsored residential home, supervised living, supported living or similar facility/location licensed to provide respite."

Page 277, line 31, strike "3" and insert "4".


(This amendment modifies budget language included in the introduced budget that directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to implement electronic visit verification (EVV) as mandated in the federal 21st Century Cures Act. The federal law only required EVV for personal care services whereas the budget also requires it for companion and respite services. EVV is not intended to be used to verify service provided at a location other than the individual's home. This budget language clarifies implementation of EVV does not apply to a provider who does periodic service within their regular program setting (respite provided in a group home, a sponsored residential home, or the Reach Program).)