Action Required

Background:

HHSC publishes updated Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) program information to program providers and financial management services agencies (FMSAs) via GovDelivery. HHSC then sends this information to MCOs to share with their program providers and FMSAs.

Key Details:

Effective May 6, 2020 and until further notice, Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) will not accept additional EVV Proprietary System Request Forms. This is in response to higher than expected demand and to ensure a successful implementation of the federal Cures Act EVV requirement by Jan. 1, 2021. A new process to manage the large number of applications will be announced this fall or sooner.

Action:

MCOs should post the attached communication to the appropriate areas of their website by May 28.

EVV Proprietary Systems: New Approval Process Coming Soon

Effective May 6, 2020 and until further notice, Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership will not accept additional EVV Proprietary System Request Forms. This is in response to higher than expected demand and to ensure a successful implementation of the federal Cures Act EVV requirement by Jan. 1, 2021.

This information is for program providers and financial management services agencies interested in using an Electronic Visit Verification proprietary system. Program providers and FMSAs currently using an EVV vendor (First Data/AuthentiCare and DataLogic/Vesta) are not affected.

A new process to manage the large number of applications will be announced this fall or sooner.

Next Steps

Program providers and FMSAs still interested in using a proprietary system should monitor the HHSC EVV Proprietary Systems webpage for updates on the new process and visit the TMHP EVV Proprietary Systems webpage to review technical documentations.

Program Providers and FMSAs Impacted by the Cures Act:

If you did not select an EVV proprietary system or EVV vendor system by the May 1 deadline, you will be assigned an EVV vendor. TMHP will notify you of your assigned EVV vendor and next steps.

If you chose a proprietary system and submitted your form prior to May 1, you must complete the system readiness review, receive HHSC approval, and implement the proprietary system no later than Oct. 30.

Resources

HHSC EVV Proprietary Systems webpage

TMHP EVV Proprietary Systems webpage

Email questions to evv@tmhp.com.