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Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) electronically verifies that service visits occur and documents the date and time service delivery begins and ends.

21st Century Cures Act

Last updated on 8/17/2020

21st Century Cures Act and Electronic Visit Verification Implementation Dates and Milestones

The 21st Century Cures Act Section 12006 (Cures Act) is a federal law requiring Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for all Medicaid personal care services; including services delivered through the consumer directed services option and the service responsibility option.

Visit the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) EVV webpage for detailed information about the Cures Act and how it affects providers in Texas.

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

EVV PRACTICE PERIOD ENDS

From July 1, 2020 to November 1, 2020, the EVV practice period allows program providers and FMSAs that are impacted by the 21st Century Cures Act to practice using the EVV system, EVV Portal, and EVV claim submission. CDS employers can practice using the EVV system. EVV claims for program providers and FMSAs impacted by the Cures Act will not be denied for a mismatch during the practice period.

For more information about the practice period and how to get the most out of it, refer to the article "Cures Act EVV: The EVV Practice Period Begins July 1.”

DECEMBER 1, 2020

EVV CLAIMS MATCHING WITH DENIALS BEGINS

When an EVV claim is submitted without a matching EVV visit transaction, the EVV claim will be denied. This applies to all program providers and FMSAs required to use an EVV system. Program providers and FMSAs will be able to view EVV claim match results on the EVV Portal.

Previous Milestones

JULY 1, 2020

EVV PRACTICE PERIOD BEGINS

On July 1, 2020, an EVV practice period began. This practice period allows program providers and FMSAs that are impacted by the 21st Century Cures Act to practice using the EVV system, EVV Portal, and EVV claim submission. CDS employers can practice using the EVV system. 

Note: EVV claims for program providers and FMSAs impacted by the Cures Act will not be denied for a mismatch during the practice period.

For more information about how to get ready for the practice period and how to get the most out of it, refer to the article "Cures Act EVV: The EVV Practice Period Begins July 1.”

MAY 1, 2020

VENDOR SELECTION DEADLINE

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has assigned EVV vendors to program providers and FMSAs that missed the deadline. Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) sent a notification letter to affected program providers and FMSAs. The letter will contain the name of your assigned vendor, what to do next, and where to find resources.