Elizabeth Wright

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5 Common Misconceptions About EVV, Debunked

With the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in 2016, electronic visit verification (EVV) became an important, and at times controversial, topic of national conversation. Two years later, the dialogue around EVV and its potential has progressed immensely. However, some stakeholders have lingering questions and concerns about this technology.

As an ally to many organizations in the home health industry, we feel it's our duty to allay fears and debunk myths about EVV. Here are five, common misconceptions we've encountered in the field, and how our unique approach to EVV addresses them.

Selecting An EVV Vendor: 4 Things To Consider

The 21st Century Cures Act mandates that every state select and implement an electronic visit verification (EVV) system. But not all EVV systems are created equally. With so many vendors and systems out there, it can be difficult to discern which is best for your state. So, how do you choose the right one? Here are some points to consider as you search for an EVV vendor and partner. 

Federal Report Highlights Cases of Fraud, Neglect in U.S. Hospice Care

Neglect and fraud have become rampant in home care settings at large. This month, the Office of the Inspector General published a federal report analyzing hospice patient and Medicare payment data dating back to 2005. The report highlighted findings of fraud and neglect as well as serious vulnerabilities in the Medicare hospice program. 

Why States and Health Plans Shouldn't Delay Electronic Visit Verification

Last week,  H.R.6042   – the bipartisan bill to delay electronic visit verification (EVV)  penalties until January  2020 – cleared the Senate, having already  passed the House  in late June. Now, the president has less than a week to sign the bill into law. 

HealthStar Founder Earns Canadian Patent for Electronic Visit Verification

Knoxville, TN: HealthStar, LLC Founder and CEO Dr. Ed Breazeale has earned an additional patent for his company’s innovative approach to electronic visit verification (EVV). Issued by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office on May 4, patent No. 2,696,394 was granted for the underlying technology used in HealthStar Visit, the company’s signature EVV software. 

HealthStar LLC Announces Advisory Board and First Board Member

HealthStar is delighted to announce the formation of its advisory board and the appointment of its first member, Daniel Walpole.

HealthStar’s Patented Technology Is Making Headlines

It’s an exciting time for HealthStar. This week, our company was featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel as well as on USA Today.

HealthStar Founder Earns Patent for Electronic Visit Verification Technology

We are pleased to announce… Our EVV solution has received a patent!

21st Century CURES Act Mandates EVV for Home Care Services

Based on a 2010 report, HHS-OIG found in 2006-2007 there were approximately 724 million dollars in improper payments made for Personal Care Services for Medicaid recipients.

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