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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3/16/20  8:16 am
Commenter: C. Taylor

EVV needs to be postponed

Location doesn't work if a patient lives in a rural area-even in an offline app. When it does work it's usually wrong. Some patients don't have landline phones for telephony. This is a huge mess. Providers are going to stop providing personal/respite care because EVV is so costly and we can't get answers about what to do regarding the scenario above. I reached out to the DMAS EVV email over a week ago and they have yet to respond. Post pone EVV until the coronavirus mess calms a bit. It's difficult to go get public wifi because of it and patients do not have wifi in their homes. Ridiculous. 

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