Federal law requires states to implement Electronic Visit Verification for Medicaid home health care services by Jan. 1, 2023 (PDF). HHSC will request a good faith effort exemption from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 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.
HHSC plans to implement EVV for Medicaid home health care services on Jan. 1, 2024. Those affected by the Cures Act Home Health Care Services implementation do not need to act now. They can review the current resources below. We will continue to share information as the implementation progresses, including how to get started with EVV.
Program providers, FMSAs and CDS employers must continue to use EVV for Medicaid personal care services (PDF).
HHSC will continue analyzing the programs, services and service delivery options required to use EVV by Jan. 1, 2023 . Review the following resources for more information:
- Register for GovDelivery to receive EVV updates by email.
- Visit the HHSC 21st Century Cures Act webpage for more information about the federal EVV requirement.
Email HHSC EVV Operations for general EVV questions.