CSHB 315(HSS): "An Act relating to an electronic visit verification system pilot project for providers of personal care services or home and community-based services under the state medical assistance program."
00 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 315(HSS) 01 "An Act relating to an electronic visit verification system pilot project for providers of 02 personal care services or home and community-based services under the state medical 03 assistance program." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section 06 to read: 07 LEGISLATIVE INTENT. It is the intent of the legislature to 08 (1) protect vulnerable Alaskans and the integrity of the medical assistance 09 program by reducing the number of fraudulent claims and ensuring that services are provided 10 to medical assistance recipients; and 11 (2) use technology to improve accountability for personal care services and 12 home and community-based services delivered to medical assistance recipients. 13 * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 14 read:
01 ELECTRONIC VISIT VERIFICATION SYSTEM PILOT PROJECT FOR 02 SPECIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES. (a) An electronic visit verification 03 system pilot project is established for the purpose of improving accountability for care 04 provided through the state medical assistance program described under AS 47.07. The 05 Department of Health and Social Services shall adopt guidelines for the use of electronic visit 06 verification systems under the pilot project to verify visits conducted to provide personal care 07 services in the home of a medical assistance recipient or other approved setting or visits 08 conducted to provide home and community-based services. In the guidelines adopted under 09 this section, the Department of Health and Social Services shall 10 (1) establish eligibility guidelines for providers to participate in the pilot 11 project; 12 (2) require an electronic visit verification system to document, at a minimum, 13 the 14 (A) name of the provider and the employee or contractor providing the 15 service on behalf of the medical assistance provider; 16 (B) recipient's name; 17 (C) date and time the employee or contractor begins and ends the 18 delivery of services; and 19 (D) location of the delivery of services. 20 (b) The Department of Health and Social Services may consider a third-party vendor 21 system for the pilot project under this section. 22 (c) The Department of Health and Social Services shall review the electronic visit 23 verification system or systems implemented under this section and prepare a report making 24 recommendations for the potential statewide application of electronic visit verification 25 systems. On or before July 1, 2018, the Department of Health and Social Services shall 26 deliver the report to the senate secretary and the chief clerk of the house of representatives 27 and notify the legislature that the report is available.