The purpose of this letter is to notify FMSAs that Texas HHSC is requiring all types of Medicaid personal care services provided through the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) option be documented using EVV beginning January 1, 2021. For a personal care service requiring EVV that is provided on or after January 1, 2021, HHSC will reimburse an FMSA for the service only if the EVV visit transaction matches the service claim submitted to HHSC. This letter clarifies the EVV requirements for FMSAs regarding:
- EVV visit maintenance;
- billing for EVV-required services; and
- selecting an EVV vendor and completing required training.