Senate Passes Bill to Delay EVV Implementation

The U.S. Senate just passed the Bill introduced and already passed through the House of Representatives that would delay the implementation of the EVV mandate. Currently the EVV mandate’s implementation date is supposed to be January 1, 2019. Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) was part of the December 2016 CURES Act  that affected many different areas of healthcare.

President Trump has 10 days to sign the Bill for it to become law. Once signed by the President the new implementation date will be January 1, 2020 for personal care services. Additionally, as a part of the existing Act legislation, states have an additional one year exemption if they show that they have attempted in good faith to implement EVV throughout the state. In this case, a one year exemption would push the allowable implementation date to January 1, 2021.

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For other information on EVV, see our other posts here:

What is EVV and Why Do I Need It?

What You Need to Know About the CURES Act for Home Health