DCH to host free Medicaid fair, unveils EVV newsletter

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) will host a free ‘Fall Medicaid Fair’ at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta on Wednesday, November 7.

DPH says the event will address the “Alliant Health Solutions/Submitting Prior Authorizations and Appeal Process; Behavioral Health Services; Billing 101/Remittance Advice; Division of Family & Children’s Services (DFCS) and DCH Member Eligibility; Durable Medical Equipment (DME)/Providers’ Administered Drug List (PADL); Georgia Clinical Quality Measures (GA CQM); Enrollment for Behavioral Health for NOW and COMP Providers; Georgia Public Health Registries presented by: GaHIN; Georgia Medicaid Appeals Process; Health Check Services; Hospice Services; Hospital & Physician Services; Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program; Medicaid Administrative Simplification; Overview of Common Denials; Panel Discussions featuring all four Care Management Organizations (CMO’s); Third Party Liability(TPL)-DMA 410 and 710; Waivers Programs and Electronic Visit Verification (EVV); and, Web Portal Navigation and Uploading Attachments.”

Email georgiamedicaidfair@dxc.com with questions.

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In another development, DCH is encouraging physicians and applicable staff to subscribe to its new Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) newsletter.

DCH says that, “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 Medicaid Member’s 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.”

DCH adds that EVV verifies the “type of service performed; the individual receiving the service; the individual providing the service; the date the service was provided; the place the service was provided; and, the time the service begins and ends.”

The ‘21st Century CURES Act’ requires states to implement EVV for Medicaid-financed personal care services and home health care services by January 1, 2019 and January 1, 2023, respectively. President Donald Trump signed a bill that extended the implementation deadline for personal care services. DCH explains that, “The delay will provide [it with] an additional year to perform thorough testing, conduct an EVV pilot and soft launch, and increase stakeholder engagement across Georgia.”

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