The State of Missouri (State) Office of Administration (OA) has awarded Contract #CT210348001 to Sandata Technologies, LLC. (Sandata) to implement the State’s Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Aggregator Solution effective April 1, 2021. This contract was issued in order to meet the requirements established by the federal 21st Century Cures Act (the Cures Act), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rules and regulations, and Missouri Rule 13 CSR 70-3.320.
As part of this contract, Sandata will implement an EVV vendor-neutral aggregator system designed to interface and store the data from the EVV vendors operating in Missouri. Sandata will be responsible for interfacing with the EVV systems and ensuring the required data elements are being captured and exchanged. Sandata is experienced in developing interfaces with EVV vendors and has done so across multiple states. Sandata will provide the necessary specifications for EVV vendor integration. In addition, Sandata will offer training for both EVV vendors and personal care service providers regarding utilization of the aggregator system.
Based on the State’s Provider Choice model, each personal care service provider can choose their preferred EVV vendor and is responsible for ensuring the EVV data is recorded into the EVV vendor’s system accurately and in a timely manner. Communications from Sandata regarding initial steps for data and system integration will be forthcoming. EVV-related bulletins, administrative rules, and other announcements can be found at the MO HealthNet Division’s website.
Project implementation for personal care services will take place over the next twelve months. The State will be working closely with personal care service providers, EVV vendors, and Sandata to achieve successful implementation.