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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3/20/20  10:54 am
Commenter: Janisa Cotton

EVV is harmful and we are MAD
Why you are getting so many complaints about evv

in Virginia stakeholders were not given the opportunity to participate in the process as required by cms.   No one knew what dmas was going to do to us. We have no one else to complain to. Some stakeholders feel dmas intentionally attempted to shut down advocates when the one page evv summary was sent to Virginia law makers to give to constituents who went to the law makers to ask for relief in this restrictive process.  EVV does not have to be done the way Virginia is doing it.  Live in should be exempt and DMAS lies about a cost being associated to do this, how could there be a cost?  they are identified already, there is already a portal to enter time.  EVV harms people with disabilities.   Actual GPS location does not need to be collected.   Time does not have to be captured in real time.  Attendants are quitting left and right and others will not take the jobs now, mostly because they are not getting paid.  

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