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Cures Act EVV Practice Period Extended Through December 31

Last updated on 11/12/2020

This information is for Cures Act program providers, FMSAs, and CDS employers required to use Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) by January 1, 2021.

HHSC is extending the EVV practice period through December 31, 2020. The original end date was November 30, 2020. The extension allows more time for program providers, financial management services agencies (FMSAs), and consumer directed services (CDS) employers to:

  • Complete onboarding with an EVV vendor.
  • Complete EVV policy and EVV Portal training.
  • Practice using the EVV system.

During the practice period claims will not be denied for an EVV mismatch.

Beginning January 1, 2021:

  • HHSC must comply with federal law and cannot delay the EVV requirement for all Medicaid personal care services.
  • All service visits for an EVV-required service must be captured in the EVV system.
  • Claims without a matching EVV visit transaction accepted into the EVV Portal will be denied for payment.

The EVV Service Bill Code Table has been updated on the HHS EVV webpage to reflect the new January 1, 2021 EVV start date.

Visit the HHS Cures Act EVV webpage for more information about vendor onboarding, training, and the practice period.

Email questions to HHSC EVV.