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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3/7/20  8:49 am
Commenter: another agency statement quoate

why does DMAS cut group settings slack but not families that care ?

The suggested regulatory language explicitly exempts respite services provided by a Department of Behavior Health and Development Services (DBHDS) licensed provider in a DBHDS licensed program site such as a group home, sponsored residential home, supervised living, supported living or any similar facility/location licensed to provide respite. This is due to the fact that EVV is not intended to be used to verify service provided at a location other than an individual’s home. Procurement, implementation and use of such a system by a provider who does periodic service within their regular program setting, would be sufficiently burdensome to prompt the elimination of the service.

CommentID: 79569