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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1/26/20  6:46 am
Commenter: Lisa King

EVV is not "a life like yours" for families managing a disability

 Do you anguish over a clock constantly all day and night in your own home? Do you have to set alarms around your house to remind you to push a button at arbitrarily set times (because you live there and don't visit)? Are you GPS tracked in your own home and community by several agencies?  Do you often deal with payroll and tech support, that rarely answer, due to a faulty app necessary just to punch a clock?  If you punch a clock, do you have to answer several questions each time you do clock in/out?  Do you anguish over whether your family member will end up in an institution, because you couldn't live up to impossible standards, were framed due to app. issues, or couldn't accept being GPS tracked?  Do you have to buy (on $9 an hour with no benefits) an all new separate phone/device with GPS capability and paid service just to keep your personal phone or device from losing all privacy?  If you do, then you have a life like mine, but I do not have a life most Americans would want to live (this is without even considering the disability).  I don't have "a life like yours". 

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