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  7:52 am
Commenter: Robert, parent

Suspend EVV during COVID-19 pandemic

The current coronavirus pandemic is going to stress our healthcare system beyond anything we have seen in our lifetime. The elderly and disabled who receive waivers are among the most vulnerable and likely to suffer disproportionately. Caregivers  and attendants will be pushed to their limits, and we will see even greater scarcity of aides willing to do the job for the low pay. Why has DMAS not suspended the EVV requirement during this unprecedented crisis? Why has this unnecessary burden not been lifted for at least live-in caregivers? 

CommentID: 79960