A federal bill signed on July 30, 2018, delays for one year the federal Medicaid penalties for states that fail to require an electronic visit verification (EVV) system for personal care services (PCS). The penalty, a lower Medicaid federal matching rate, had been scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2019. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will delay implementation until January 1, 2020. EVV is an electronic system that verifies when service encounters occur and documents the precise time services begin and end. A provision of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act), signed into law . . .