The 21st Century Cures Act

In December 2016, the U.S. Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act with strong bi-partisan support. It was signed into law by President Obama the day after the final vote in the Senate.

The 21st Century Cures Act includes new requirements for Medicaid-funded home health and personal care services, mandating that states implement electronic visit verification (EVV) systems to more closely monitor in-home service delivery. Many states already use EVV systems or are considering them in order to prevent fraud and ensure patients are receiving the service hours they are authorized to receive.

Now, states have real incentives to implement EVV, as the federal government will reimburse states for 90% of EVV implementation and 75% of ongoing EVV costs. States that fail to comply (by 2019 for personal care; 2023 for home health) will face incremental reductions in their federal match.

With 20 years of history as a compliance management system for Medicaid providers, Vesta is uniquely experienced and qualified to help state agency and payers implement EVV efficiently.