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CMS Approves New York’s Good Faith Effort Extension for EVV

The deadline for EVV implementation is now January 1, 2021 for Personal Care Services and CDPA.

The New York State Department of Health’s Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Good Faith Effort (GFE) exemption request has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), delaying the required implementation date for EVV to January 1, 2021 for Personal Care Services (PCS).

To view the CMS approval letter for New York State click here. To learn more about the NY Medicaid EVV Program please visit the website at:

The 21st Century Cures Act is a federal law, passed by Congress in December 2016, that in part requires all state Medicaid programs to implement an EVV system for personal care services (PCS) and home health care services (HHCS). All states must implement an EVV system to avoid a reduction in federal Medicaid funding. For more information on the federal law and requirements for EVV, visit: