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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.

CURRENT STATUS

  • 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.

KEY PLAYERS

  • 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Mark White
  • Mark.White@DHS.Arkansas.gov

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