Notes from the 2019 Electronic Visit Verification Summit
As the process of complying with the 21st Century Cures Act’s EVV mandate continues and EVV implementation begins across the country, a group of stakeholders came together in San Antonio, Texas for the 2019 EVV Summit on April 5-6. This conference was a partnership between the National Electronic Visit Verification Association (NEVVA) and the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD).
NEVVA is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to be a source of information about Electronic Visit Verification. Shoshana Technologies was one of the first to join this new group, as we recognize the importance of having clear, accurate information available to home care agency owners and operators.
It is home care agencies themselves who are tasked with actually implementing whatever the states choose. When good, clear information is not available, stress levels go through the roof and nobody is well-served by that.
In service of this goal, NEVVA has taken on the task of creating an EVV Implementation Tracker which will be a source of information about the status of each State’s efforts to comply with the mandate. This Tracker is up and running, but is missing a critical component: the actual data about what each State is doing. This depends on the officials in each State engaging and providing that information. If you have contact with any officials in your State, please urge them to fill out this form so that everyone can benefit from this open exchange of information.
In future posts, I will explore some of the interesting things that came out during the course of this conference, including Stakeholder Engagement, Self-directed Care and GPS Privacy and Security concerns.