Nebraska Medicaid will begin the phased implementation of the new electronic visit verification (EVV) system for home health providers on January 1, 2024.
Registration for home health providers opens on December 18, 2023.
EVV for personal care services was implemented by Nebraska Medicaid on January 1, 2021.
EVV Home Health Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question that is not on the FAQ or need additional assistance, you can contact Nebraska Medicaid via email at DHHS.EVVHomeHealth@nebraska.gov.
The Federal 21st Century Cures Act (2016) required Nebraska to implement a new electronic visit verification (EVV) system for Medicaid personal assistance services and home health providers.
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Section 12006 of the Cures Act amended the Social Security Act mandating state Medicaid agencies to implement EVV for personal care services requiring an in-home visit by a provider beginning January 1, 2019.
A federal change later adjusted the date to January 1, 2020, and provided an option for states to apply for a 'Good Faith Exemption' request to implement EVV for personal care services at a later date.
Nebraska applied for the Good Faith Exemption and was approved by CMS to implement EVV for personal care services prior to January 1, 2021. Home health care services will be required to utilize EVV beginning January 1, 2023.
Nebraska is implementing EVV in two separate phases. Phase 1 focused on Personal Care Services and Phase 2 will be implemented on January 1, 2024, and focuses on Home Health Services.
EVV allows providers to clock in and out of service appointments using an application on their smartphone or other electronic device. Providers will be able to record the exact date, time, service provided, and location of a visit. This will help the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) verify visit information.
EVV is good for participants, providers, and DHHS. Some of EVV's benefits include:
Project History - Important Dates
The phased implementation of EVV for home health begins on January 1, 2024.
EVV will not be required for all services that a Home Health Agency may deliver.
EVV is not required for durable medical equipment and supplies.
Guidance & Updates
DHHS will require alternate EVV Vendors and providers using alternate EVV Vendors to comply with the following requirements: