Provider Alert! HHSC to Request Extension of EVV Cures Act Home Health Care Services Implementation to January 1, 2024
Date: April 26, 2022
Attention: Personal Care Services, Financial Management Services Agencies and CDS employers
Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated with the COVID-19 event. TCHP reserves the right to update and/or change this information without prior notice due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 event.
Call to action: To update our provider network, federal law requires states to implement Electronic Visit Verification for Medicaid home health care services by January 1, 2023.
The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will request a good faith effort (GFE) exemption from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to extend this deadline by one year. CMS will begin accepting GFE requests in July 2022. HHSC plans to submit a request at that time and expects to receive a response from CMS within 30 days.
How this impacts providers:
- HHSC intends to implement EVV for Medicaid home health care services on January 1, 2024.
- HHSC will continue posting updates as they become available.
- HHSC will discuss this topic in the April HHSC EVV Payer Workgroup.
Next steps for providers: Providers should remain current with the updates on this topic by logging onto wwwthecheckup.org.
If you have any questions, please email Provider Network Management at: email@example.com.
For access to all provider alerts, log into:
www.thecheckup.org or www.texaschildrenshealthplan.org/for-providers.