Situation Report | December 21, 2020
HCA members who provide personal care services are reminded that they have to submit an attestation form under the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) requirement by January 1, 2021.
As advised earlier, providers should not wait until the end of the month to do so as the process is complex, and we have heard from many members encountering difficulties with it.
To submit an electronic attestation, home care providers and Fiscal Intermediaries (FIs) must be enrolled in the Medicaid program through eMedNY.
HCA inquired as to how FIs without a Medicaid provider number could complete the attestation process. State officials responded by e-mail as follows:
The eMedNY enrollment portal is open for FIs not enrolled who need to sign the EVV Attestation and submit EVV data. Once eMedNY enrollment is processed and approved, FIs will need to sign an electronic copy of the attestation on the eMedNY EVV page. Once the electronic version is submitted, it will become the FI’s annual renewal begin date.
While the enrollment application is being processed for approval, FIs must complete and sign a paper Attestation and send it as a PDF to the NYSDOH via the EVVHelp@health.nygov mailbox.
A copy of the Attestation can be found in the EVV Program Guidelines and Requirements document Appendix A.
Providers and FIs that fail to timely comply with these obligations are at risk for their claims for services being denied and/or the issuance of an overpayment demand letter followed by recoupment procedures. Providers may also be subject to penalties.