On December 11th, 2018, the Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Services sent the following message to Personal Support Workers statewide:
This message is to notify Personal Support Workers about the latest news with Electronic Visit Verification (EVV).
A new federal law requires that states implement an electronic way for verifying attendant care services, called Electronic Visit Verification (EVV).
EVV is required for all Medicaid personal care services and home health services that require an in-home visit by a provider.
EVV is a new way to collect information in eXPRS. It will record these federally-required items in real time:
- Personal Support Worker (PSW) name
- Person receiving services
- Type of service
- Date of the service
- Time the service begins and ends
- Location of the service
The Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) will be making changes to eXPRS that will allow it to be used for EVV.
A pilot for EVV in Oregon will take place in early 2019. EVV will be required of all PSWs in Oregon by 2019. Information will be sent to PSWs regarding full implementation in spring 2019.
EVV will work on smart phones and tablets that can access the eXPRS website. eXPRS will be changed to have a website made especially for phones and tablets. There will be trainings to help PSWs learn how to use this new part of eXPRS.
For PSWs who do not have a smart phone or tablet with Internet access, there will be an exception process. You will get more information about this before EVV is required. “
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