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  5:51 pm
Commenter: Rachel Godard

not fair to track us

 I have read numerous articles where 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 according to many of the articles since most of the workers are women of color.. how in home health workers are allowed to be exempt from these benefits and expected to work for basically nothing; drive a client around for no additional reimbursement and now tracked like a criminal via evv... not only are the attendants now tracked but the clients are tracked as well throughout their entire day.. this is going to make it impossible to hire staff... Virginia could exempt live in providers and help ease this burden. They could have also requested an additional one year exemption for everyone... it is a shame.. this isn’t stopping fraud; this is making it impossible for people to utilize the lowest cost service and treating the staff like slaves and criminals.   What if we were tracking all the Muslims with gps locators and cutting their pay the 2-3 min a day that it takes to log in and out each day???  

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