Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Standards Established and Methods Used to Assure High Quality Care [12 VAC 30 ‑ 60]
Action Electronic Visit Verification
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 3/21/2020
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1/20/20  8:50 am
Commenter: Charlie Davis

EVV is putting me in a nursing home

My family does not have to care for me (they have other means), but they do because they don't want me to go to a nursing home.  They had bad experiences with nursing homes with other people in my family.  Now, with evv, it is like the straw that broke the camel's back.  Late at night I hear them saying they are going to go ahead and let me go to a home.  One says they can't do it; the other says they are going to have to. They say it's not worth throwing their lives away along with mine.  Can you imagine how I feel?  The invasion into our lives with evv and privacy and the obligation and burden to click something at least twice a day has certainly gotten to them and it is killing me.  They talk about how they deserve privacy and a sanctuary in their own home and how evv is taking that away with having to say where everyone is at least twice a day.  They say their home is being turned into an office.  They say how the pay is low and not worth even being reimbursed.  They talk about how they need lives too.  They say they are giving up their lives when they let evv in the house.  They talk all the time on the phone and in person dealing with social security, medicaid, the people that visit each month, the people that handle pay, my trust, my doctors, my lawyers, my evil side of the family, and plenty more just for me.  They say they are dealing with enough agencies and bad family that they cannot handle the many times they have had to deal with the pay company over this evv.  They say they can't remember in their own homes when trying to care for me to clock in and out at certain times especially when I need their care over things I struggle with to stay alive; they say it just adds to an already difficult life.   Stop evv please. I want to live with them and have a normal life not a nursing home life!

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