On Friday, December 31, 2021 the National Association of Medicaid Directors, the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, and ADvancing States submitted comments expressing concerns about the electronic visit verification (EVV) proposal in the draft Cures 2.0 legislative text. Specifically, the Associations are concerned that the proposal to ban global positioning services (GPS) from EVV would require states to significantly alter their existing systems at great cost in terms of staff time and contracting fees. The policy also does not alter the funding penalties for noncompliant systems, so any state utilizing GPS technology would need to disable their system and be subject to the statutory funding penalties. This would therefore result in further costs to states due to reduced Federal matching funds.
Click here to learn more about Cures 2.0.
Click here to read the comment letter.