As part of the 21st Century Cures Act, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring states to implement an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system. The Cures Act requires states to implement EVV by January 1, 2020, for personal care services and January 1, 2023, for home health care services.​

Electronic Visit Verification Stakeholder Open Door Forum
On Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 pm ET, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host an Open Door Forum via national conference call to solicit stakeholder feedback on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) implementation. This opportunity is in keeping with the Sense of Congress language in H.R. 6042, indicating that CMS should “convene at least one public meeting in 2018 for the purpose of soliciting ongoing feedback from Medicaid stakeholders on guidance issued May 16, 2018 regarding electronic visit verification.” 

Use this information to join the November 7 forum:
Participant Dial-In Number: 1-800-837-1935
Conference ID: 33979177

During the call, CMS will address information submitted in advance through the EVV mailbox (EVV@cms.hhs.gov) as well as provide an opportunity for individuals to offer additional feedback. Submit feedback to EVV@cms.hhs.gov by October 26, 2018 and include “November 7 Stakeholder Call Feedback” in the subject line of the email.

Advance registration is not required. A transcript and audio recording will be posted to the Podcast and Transcripts website at https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.html. There will also be two business days of the Encore presentation for those who were unable to join the call. For automatic emails of Open Door Forum schedule updates (E-Mailing list subscriptions) and to view Frequently Asked Questions please visit http://www.cms.gov/OpenDoorForums/.
Note: TTY Communications Relay Services are available for the Hearing Impaired. For TTY services dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help

For additional information including FAQs, please visit the MDHHS Website.

For EVV-related resources, including the statutory language requiring EVV usage, and implementation materials issued by CMS to-date based on that statute. Please see: https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/hcbs/guidance/electronic-visit-verification/index.html.