Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

New federal requirements were enacted in 2016 as part of the “21st Century Cures Act”.  The Act requires states to implement an electronic visit verification (EVV) system for personal care services delivered in the home.  DSHS has initiated the process to start implementation of EVV for IPs in the IPOne system to meet the federal timeline and avoid significant penalties. Home Care Agencies will implement separate EVV systems for Home Care Agency workers.

Please see the Questions and Answers page for additional details and background information.

DSHS has finalized direction regarding EVV for Live-in Individual Providers (An Individual Provider is a person who is under an individual provider contract with the department or an employee of the Consumer Directed Employer):

  • IPs who live with the client to whom they provide services will not be required to clock in or out, or record the location of the services. Instead, they will record the hours and tasks worked by day and submit timesheets to the CDE no less than weekly.
  • IPs working for a client with whom they do not live will use EVV to record hours of services provided as required by federal law. This includes clock in/out and tasks performed.

More information specific to EVV and the CDE project can be found on Talking Points #2 and #19 under “Materials and Resources” above or at https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/stakeholders/consumer-directed-employer-materials-and-resources

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