On July 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reminded states that they must implement electronic visit verification (EVV) by January 1, 2020 for all Medicaid personal care services that require an in-home visit. However, on July 1, 2019, CMS began accepting state requests for a “good faith effort” (GFE) exemption, which provides states with up to one year of extra time to come into compliance with EVV. On July 30, CMS released guidance about applying for the GFE exemption to EVV. For Medicaid home health services that require an in-home visit, states must implement . . .
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