As we get closer to Oregon’s planned Electronic Visit Verification roll out for Personal Support Workers statewide, ODDS has begun posting a series of Fact or Fiction Facebook posts to help community members better understand what’s happening and what to expect.
Currently, there is an EVV pilot happening in southern Oregon with one brokerage and one county (Creative Supports Inc. and Jackson County). Full implementation is expected sometime summer 2019. Information and training details are all forthcoming.
If you need a refresher, here’s some details from Oregon Developmental Disabilities Services:
“EVV is part of a federal law that was passed by Congress in 2016. The 21st Century Cures Act requires states to verify the delivery of Medicaid-funded Attendant or Personal Care services in real time (at the time the service is occurring) from providers. The EVV system must electronically capture the following information at the time the service is occurring:
- Type of service performed
- Individual receiving the service
- Date of the service
- Location of the service
- Individual providing the service
- Time the service begins and ends
EVV will be required of all PSWs in Oregon by 2019. The 21st Century Cures Act also recommends that states seek stakeholder input from family caregivers, PSWs, and individuals receiving services along with other stakeholders when developing their EVV systems. See PDF presentation for more information.”
Be sure to follow the eXPRS Facebook page and bookmark the ODDS Electronic Visit Verification Project web page to stay on top of the latest developments.
Check out the slideshow below with a few of the True or False posts from the eXPRS Facebook page.