Sandhills Center announces EVV rate increases beginning in February
Publication Date: January 26, 2022
Sandhills Center announced today that rates will increase by 10 percent to providers of services subject to Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) compliance. These include select Innovations and 1915 (b) (3) Waiver services.
The rate increases will be applied to the following procedural codes and will take effect for dates of services provided on or after Feb. 1, 2022:
- T1019 U4 - 1915(b)(3) Personal Care/Individual Support
- T2013 TF - Innovations Community Living & Supports
- T2013 TF U4 - 1915(b)(3) Community Living & Supports
- T2013 U4 - 1915(b)(3) In-Home Skill Building
- T2033 U1 - Innovations Supported Living Periodic
As part of the 21st Century Cures Act, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services required that North Carolina begin utilizing an EVV system for a number of in-home, personal care services within NC Innovations and TBI Waiver programs, in addition to certain B3 services, by Jan. 1. 2021. EVV is a method used to verify visit activity for services delivered as part of home and community-based service programs. EVV offers a measure of accountability to help ensure that individuals who are authorized to receive services, in fact, receive them in the approved location, on the correct dates, and for the full length of time allowed.
Sandhills Center, as a Local Management Entity-Managed Care Organization, is responsible for managing and monitoring the provision of public mental health, substance use disorder, and intellectual/developmental disabilities services for Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured individuals in 11 central North Carolina counties, including Anson, Davidson, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, and Rockingham.
“Sandhills Center appreciates the collaboration with network providers to implement the EVV requirement, and understands the added effort community providers have put forth to fully implement this requirement and demonstrate compliance with its provisions,” said Victoria Whitt, CEO of Sandhills Center. “We are pleased to provide this 10 percent reimbursement rate increase in recognition of that effort.”