Last night, President Trump signed H.R. 6042 into law, officially delaying the EVV implementation deadline by one year. The new deadline for EVV implementation is January 1, 2020.
This delay does not prevent fiscal intermediaries or personal care agencies from using EVV prior to the January 1, 2020 deadline. However, it does give the Department of Health, providers, recipients and EVV vendors more time to work together and develop guidance on how to implement EVV in a way that is minimally invasive and is based on input from consumers.
We will keep you updated on further developments concerning EVV. Thank you for your support and advocacy throughout this fight!