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  10:39 pm
Commenter: L. Thomas

Live in aides should be exempt from EVV

The EVV was implemented to prevent fraud but it does not capture the extra hours that are worked to care for the disabled when they are ill.  If a doctor agrees with the Plan of Care and the hours are authorized as necessary and a care provider can only record those hours on a timesheet, the EVV does not serve a purpose.  Because I actually am available 24 hours a day, the time I provide care varies from one day to the next.  It just does not make sense to clock-in and clock-out... if I had to clock-in and out everytime I completed a task, most days there would be 20 entries.  Some nights I get woken twice because our son can’t breathe so needs a breathing treatment or his water spilt.  Because a set number of hours are authorized, the consumer should just confirm that their care has been provided.  The EVV is not appropriate for live-in care providers

CommentID: 78941