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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3/21/20  7:23 am
Commenter: seeking justice

nursing home abuse
  • As many as 5,000,000 elders are abused each year.
  • It is thought that 1 in 10 elders over the age of 60 have been abused.
  • One study reported that as many as 24.3% of residents experienced at least one instance of physical abuse while in a nursing home.
  • Another study estimates only 1 in 14 incidents of elder abuse are formally reported.
  • The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study suggests this number is even more severe, with only 1 in 25 cases of abuse reported.
  • It is estimated that these figures are low, as many elder abuse victims are unable or unwilling to report their abuse.

EVV makes consumer directed almost impossible to use.  More people will end up in higher cost placements being abuse. 

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