In 2016, Congress passed a law requiring states with Medicaid waiver and state plan services to institute an electronic visit verification (EVV) system in order to prevent fraud. This new requirement would mean that the direct care workforce would be required to gather multiple data points electronically to prove that the service billed was, in fact, delivered.
States have been awaiting guidance from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) on how to implement the legislation in their systems and avoid the penalty for noncompliance. That guidance was finally issued on May 16, 2018, in the form of an informational bulletin and FAQs document, leaving professionals in the I/DD community to make sense of the impact CMS’ guidance will have on their steps to comply with the EVV requirements.
Join Esmé Grant Grewal, ANCOR’s Vice President for Government Relations, for a webinar on Thursday, May 24, that will include an analysis of CMS’ guidance on EVV, the issues that exist for disability service providers in the implementation process, and an update on what ANCOR is doing to ensure the new EVV requirements are minimally burdensome.
This members-only webinar is free, and registration will open on May 23. If you are interested in this content but unable to join the live webcast, please register anyway to ensure you receive the recording of this webinar, which will be made available to registrants.
Esmé Grant Grewal is ANCOR’s Vice President of Government Relations. In this role, she works with the Government Relations Committee and ANCOR GR team on all legislative and policy priorities and leads the organization’s relationships with Congress and the Administration. Prior to this role, Esmé served as the Director of Public Policy for the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), where she worked with all State Councils on Developmental Disabilities on federal advocacy and policy priorities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has past appointments with the American Bar Association’s Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law and as Chair of the American Branch of International Law Association’s Disability Committee. Esmé is Co-Chair of both the Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force and International Task Force for the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities, a coalition of over 100 leading national disability organizations based in Washington, DC. Prior to joining NACDD, Esmé led the Disability Rights Program for the U.S. International Council on Disabilities and worked extensively with former Congressman and Majority Whip, Tony Coelho. Esmé has served the San Francisco Mayor’s Office on Disability where she had the opportunity to participate in implementation of the City’s ADA Transition Plan. As an attorney and member of the California Bar Association, she has published multiple law reviews on various topics of disability law. She is a past Board Member of Quality Trust. She is a proud sibling to a brother and sister with developmental disabilities.
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