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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1/28/20  8:02 am
Commenter: Tina Morgan, concerned parent

Stop STEREOTYPING the family caregiver (exempt live-ins from EVV)

It appears that family caregivers have been stereotyped as common criminals needing GPS tracking through EVV.  CDPA, the low wages that come with the job, and the total lack of benefits, sick leave, retirement, workmen's comp., are throw backs to slavery.  In home health workers are expected to work for basically nothing; drive a client around for no additional reimbursement, and now be tracked like a criminal via evv.  Not only are the attendants now tracked, but the clients are tracked as well through their entire day.  Virginia could exempt live-in providers and help ease this burden.  This isn't stopping fraud; this is making it impossible for the state and consumers to utilize the lowest cost service and treating the family caregiver like slaves and criminals. 

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