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EVV for Personal Care Service Providers

What is considered Personal Care Services (PCS)?

The 21st Century Cures Act defines personal care services requiring EVV as any services requiring an in-home visit that support activities of daily living (ADL) such as movement, bathing, toileting, transferring, and personal hygiene or offers support for instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) such as meal preparation, money management, shopping, and telephone use. For Mississippi, this includes:

Office of Long Term Care Waivers
Elderly & Disabled Waiver, Independent Living Waiver, Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Waiver (Includes Agency and Participant-Directed Services)

    • Personal Care Services or Personal Care Attendant Services
    • In-Home Respite
    • In-Home Nursing Respite

Office of Mental Health Waivers
Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities Waiver, 1915(i) Community Support Program

    • Home and Community Supports
    • In-Home Respite
    • In-Home Nursing Respite
    • Supported Living

State Plan/Early Periodic Screening and Diagnostic Treatment (EPSDT) Services

    • Personal Care Services
    • Private Duty Nursing

How is Mississippi Implementing EVV for Personal Care Services (PCS)?

DOM implemented EVV through a state mandated external vendor model in 2017 for services provided on the E&D and ID/DD waivers.  Since that time, we’ve learned a lot about EVV technology and made the choice to upgrade our technology before implementing additional services or populations. At this time, DOM is working to define our plan to upgrade our EVV solution. Projected upgrades will include:

  • a data aggregator to allow Mississippi to move to a hybrid model that allows all providers to either utilize the state provided solution or integrate with the state system using their own compatible EVV solution,
  • a GPS enabled mobile application for clock-in/out to allow for the capture of additional data including electronic member/caregiver signature and tasks completed,
  • a beneficiary portal to allow members greater independence in the scheduling and utilization of services while optimizing transparency,
  • stronger data analytic capabilities to support real time fraud detection, and most importantly,
  • the updated system framework needed to address issues identified in the current implementation.

When will Mississippi finish implementing EVV for Personal Care Services (PCS)?

DOM is planning system upgrades now and it is tentatively planning for implementation in late Summer/Early Fall 2022. DOM will be sending out regular updates on the progress of the implementation and will be reaching out to provider agencies with surveys, informational updates, and stakeholder briefings throughout the implementation process. Additionally, our EVV Schedule of Events page will be updated frequently with information on upcoming events and training opportunities.