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  5:47 pm
Commenter: L. P.

this is a massive problem please stop it

I hear that live in caregivers can be exempt under the CURES Act. However, Virginia chose not to exempt. Let me explain two situations SO FAR to help you better understand WHY live ins should have been exempted. First, meal preparation gets interrupted twice daily to clock in or out. On several occasions, it has taken a long time to get clocked in: stiff fingers on the keyboard, an app update needing to be installed before a log-in is even possible,  trying to find a place in the house where there is internet,  or the app not working after several attempts. So many meals have been ruined because of the time away from the stove just to to clock in or out. The second situation involves travel. I've had to pull off the interstate and highway 301 to clock out. Ridiculous. 

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