Please note, if you have been providing services in the Phase 1 column of the chart since January 8, 2018 then you will have already been receiving communication about EVV. If you also provide services that are in the Phase 2 column, you will be receiving communication about the Phase 2 Implementation since it also applies to you. If you do not currently provide Phase 2 services, please disregard Phase 2 communication.
ODM has contracted with Sandata Technologies LLC to deliver the EVV system, as well as to provide system orientation and training to providers. Although you are required to participate, there is no cost for the Sandata EVV system to you or the individuals receiving services. Any costs incurred by agency providers choosing to use an Alternative EVV system are not the responsibility of the State. In addition, there may be minimal changes in the claims submittal process. A grace period for Phase 2 services will be offered to providers after go-live before payment of claims will be impacted.
Benefits of the EVV system include:
- Helps providers log individual worker's activity, reducing the likelihood of error or fraud
- Improves quality of care by making workers' activities transparent and measurable
Some providers have realized their EVV Portal was set up with an email they no longer use. The email address provided to Sandata comes from ODM, so it's important to ensure all your information in MITS is current. Please also make sure that the email address in MITS is one that you check frequently. Changing your email address in the MyOhio system will not update your information in MITS. For further instructions on how to do this, please refer to the June 2018 newsletter on the ODM Website at medicaid.ohio.gov/EVV.
We look forward to working with you on a successful EVV implementation. More information regarding training will be coming in the following months. If you have questions about EVV, please contact the ODM EVV Unit at EVV@medicaid.ohio.gov. For more information, you can view the EVV website at medicaid.ohio.gov/EVV.