HISTORY & IMPLEMENTATION DETAILS
- In 2018, Arkansas conducted a competitive procurement to select and EVV vendor.
- The State entered into a contract with the chosen vendor effective November 1, 2018.
- Model Chosen: Open Model
- The EVV Vender will offer a smartphone-based EVV system for participating providers. The EVV Vendor will also operate as an aggregator to collect EVV data from providers that choose to purchase a different EVV option or who wish to continue operating their own legacy EVV system.
- The State is currently working with the chosen EVV Vendor to implement the solution.
- The State expects to roll out a pilot program in the summer of 2019 and to complete a phased-in implementation through the fall of 2019.
- Arkansas received approval for Good Faith Effort Exemption on October 22, 2019.
- All involved agencies are housed within the Arkansas Department of Human Services, which is the State Medicaid Agency and which operates the State’s MMIS.
- The EVV Vendor chosen by the State is responsible only for services billed through MMIS for fee-for-service Medicaid.
- Arkansas has recently begun a hybrid managed care approach with PASSE (Provider-owned Arkansas Shared Savings Entity) organizations responsible for certain special-need populations.
- Each PASSE will be individually responsible for compliance with the EVV mandate and will choose its own solution.
- Mark White