Discontinuation of EVV Free Text Reviews

Effective Aug. 1, 2023, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and managed care organizations (MCO) will no longer conduct EVV compliance reviews for required free text.

HHSC no longer requires the documentation of any missing clock in and clock out in the free text field for dates of service on and after Aug. 1. The EVV system now requires missing time not electronically captured to be entered in the Bill Time In and Bill Time Out fields.

New reason codes effective Oct. 1, 2023 (PDF) require program providers, financial management services agencies (FMSAs) and Consumer Directed Services (CDS) employers to enter free text only when using the following two reason codes:

  • Reason Code 210I — Emergency
  • Reason Code 600 — Other

Email questions to HHSC EVV Operations.