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21st Century Cures Act
The 21st Century Cures Act requires all states to use Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for Medicaid personal care and home health care services or risk a loss of federal Medicaid matching dollars. The Cures Act requires states to implement EVV by January 1, 2020, for personal care services and January 1, 2023, for home health care services.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services submitted an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Good Faith Effort exemption request to CMS, requesting a delay in the implementation of EVV for Personal Care services. On December 23, 2019, CMS granted the exemption request, delaying the implementation of EVV for Personal Care services until January 1, 2021. Implementation of EVV for Home Health Care services is not impacted by this exemption. EVV for Home Health Care services is to begin January 1, 2023.