2018 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Committee Approved)

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Modification to Electronic Visit Verification Requirements (language only)

Item 303 #10h

Item 303 #10h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


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

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, as allowed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid."

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

Page 277, line 32, after "Services." insert:

"The department shall have authority to implement these provisions prior to the completion of any regulatory process in order to effect such changes."


(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 introduced 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), as allowed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Language is added to allow the department to implement the provisions of the EVV prior to the completion of the regulatory process.)