Georgia Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is a technology that automates the gathering of service information by capturing time, attendance and care plan information entered by a home care worker at the point of care. EVV gives providers, care coordinators, and DCH access to service delivery information in real-time to ensure there are no gaps in care throughout the entire course of the service plan. The technology helps to reduce the occurrence of fraud in-home care delivery by removing the elements most closely associated with improper record keeping including paper timesheets and manual billing.

At a minimum, EVV electronically verifies the:

  • Type of service performed;
  • Individual receiving the service;
  • Individual providing the service;
  • Date the service was provided;
  • Location of service delivery; and
  • Time the service begins and ends.

Medicaid-funded Personal Support Services (PSS)/Community Living Supports (CLS) (CPT Codes T1016, T1019, T2022, T2025, and S9122) for the following waiver programs will be subject to EVV Program requirements:

  • Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE)
  • Community Care Services Program (CCSP)
  • New Options Waiver (NOW)
  • Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (COMP)
  • Independent Care Waiver Program (ICWP)
  • Georgia Pediatric Program (GAPP)

See table below for procedure code modifiers:

Procedure Code Modifiers
Category Of Service Procedure Code Possible Modifiers
590 T1019 TF
590 T2022 SE
660 T1016 U1
660 T2022  
660 T2025 TF U1 U5
TF U5  
TF U5 U1
TG U5  
U1 TF U5
U1 U5 TF
U5 TF  
U5 TF U1
U5 TG 
U5 U1 TF
U5 U1 TG
680 T2022  
680 T2025 U4
681 T2022 U1
681 T2025 U4
930 T1016 TF
930 T1019 TF
930 T2022 SE
971 S9122  

Why is Georgia implementing EVV?

In December 2016, Congress enacted the 21st Century Cures Act which requires states to implement EVV for Medicaid-financed Personal Care Services and Home Health Care Services by January 1, 2020 and January 1, 2023, respectively, to avoid a reduction in federal Medicaid funding. The Act contributes to Georgia Medicaid’s mission of providing access to affordable, quality health care services for Medicaid members.

GOOD NEWS!!! Georgia DCH is finally resuming EVV implementation activities. We have streamlined an implementation approach and selected Conduent in partnership with Tellus as our EVV vendor.  Download this pdf file. Click here to read the full announcement.  

Good Faith Effort Exemption (GFE) Request - The Cures Act includes a provision that allows states to delay implementation of EVV for up to one year if they can demonstrate they have made a good faith effort to comply with EVV requirements and have encountered unavoidable delays. DCH submitted a GFE Request Form on behalf of the State of Georgia and CMS has granted approval! The GFE approval extends the final deadline for implementing EVV for Personal Care Services to January 1, 2021, and Home Health Services by January 1, 2023. While Georgia will miss this January 1, 2021 implementation deadline and incur incremental Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) penalties, DCH is committed to working with Members, Providers, and vendors to meet training needs and implement a quality solution as quickly as possible.

For more information regarding the GFE approval, click Download this pdf file. HERE .

Learn more about EVV by watching this short video!

Where can more information be found about Georgia's EVV Implementation?

You can find more details about our EVV implementation along with some printable material to share within the Medicaid community by clicking either of the following links:

Click here for member/member advocacy group information.

Click here for information for service providers.

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