On Monday, June 18th 2018, ADvancing States submitted a letter to Congress regarding the requirement in the 21st Century Cures Act that states establish EVV systems for personal care services delivered in a participants home. In the letter, ADvancing States strongly encourages Congress to enact legislation that delays the financial penalties for states that do not have an EVV system in place by January 1, 2019. We applaud the collaborative efforts that have resulted in bipartisan legislation introduced in both the House and the Senate to delay this mandate for one year, and we strongly encourage Congress to pass these bills in a timely manner. This delay would provide states with additional time to implement the EVV systems in a thoughtful and effective manner that achieves the dual goals of improving quality of care while reducing fraud, waste and abuse in the personal care system.
To read the full letter, click here.