What is Electronic Visit Verification?
Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is a method used to verify home healthcare visits in the United States.
Part of the 21st Century Cures Act passed in 2016, EVV has been introduced to reduce fraudulently documented home visits while ensuring people receive the documented care they need. In turn, this helps verify that the services billed for are actual visits made.
All US states are required to implement EVV for home care agencies that provide personal care services (PCS) by January 1, 2020, and home health services on January 1, 2023, or risk having their medical claims denied. Many states already have EVV implemented.
How to Comply with EVV Legislation?
The federal government has suggested several possible methods to comply with EVV legislation. One of the most popular methods that ensure home care agencies adhere to EVV is through using a Lone Worker tracking app that uses location services on the caregiver’s cell phone. Most states are opting for mobile solutions because people no longer have landline phones and fixed devices are more costly and burdensome to implement than mobile apps.
The Vismo Lone Worker Solution
The Vismo Lone Worker Solution uses GPS technology to locate caregivers using their smartphone or device, as they travel between jobs and at patients’ homes. When arriving at a patient’s home, caregivers can check-in using the Vismo App. This will verify the date, time and place that they started their home healthcare visit. Once they have completed their visit, the caregiver can check-out from within the Vismo Lone Worker App, which will record the information about the job in compliance with EVV and store it on the Vismo Secure Portal.
The Vismo Lone Worker App features an integrated Panic Button to aid with monitoring caregiver’s safety if they face an emergency or a duress situation. Once the Panic Button is activated, monitoring teams are automatically notified of the situation. Vismo then covertly records audio which is available for playback to help monitoring teams to further understand the situation and follow the required escalation process.
Features of the Lone Worker App:
- Yellow Alert with Timed Check-ins
- Panic Alert with Covert Audio Recording
- GPS Tracking with Location History
- Two-way Encrypted Messaging
- Mass Notifications
- Personalized Interface
The deployment of the Vismo Lone Worker App on a caregiver’s smartphone will allow Home Care Agencies to meet the EVV mandate and in addition improve communications, enhance business process and most importantly, improve the safety of their caregivers as part of their organizational duty of care.
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