A Consumer Directed Services Agency (CDSA) provides financial management services to people who receive certain services from the Texas Department of Aging and Disabiltiy Services (DADS) who have chosen to take responsibility for coordinating their own services through the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Option.
Beginning June 1, 2012, Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is no longer mandatory for Consumer Directed Servcies (CDS) Employers. CDS Employers can choose if they want to use the EVV system or use paper time sheets. CDSAs will be contacting CDS Employers about how they will be participating in EVV.
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) would like to clarify procedures that providers are to follow upon receiving an FVV device that is not functioning properly. If a provider agency receives a malfunctioning FVV device from Sandata (i.e., a device that was determined not to work upon initial receipt by the provider agency), the provider agency should:
If you have questions about this procedure, please contact DADS at CPC@dads.state.tx.us.
Posted: April 24, 2013
As of Oct. 9, 2012, New and Updated Reason Codes are available for selection in the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system when making changes in Visit Maintenance. A list of the new and updated reason codes and corresponding definitions is available on the DADS EVV Website (www.dads.state.tx.us/evv/reasoncodes.html). Please be sure to review the updated reason code list and definitions as this will assist you in selecting the most appropriate reason code when making changes in Visit Maintenance.
If you have questions regarding the EVV system, please contact the Sandata toll-free Customer Care line at 1-855-781-2079. If you have questions regarding DADS EVV rules or policy please refer to the DADS EVV Website at www.dads.state.tx.us/evv or send an email to email@example.com.
Posted: Oct. 8, 2012
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) sent Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Employers a letter announcing the implementation of the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system in the region. The letter explains the options for CDS Employer participation in EVV. Click here to read the letter in PDF format.
Posted: July 26, 2012
On May 18, 2012, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) released Information Letter (IL) 12-53 to Consumer Directed Services Agencies (CDSAs) regarding participation in Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for Individuals Using the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Option. Click here to read the letter in PDF format.
Note: IL 12-53 is current policy and replaces all previous communications to CDS Agencies and CDS Employers regarding participation in EVV.
Posted: June 1, 2012
Training for the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system is available through independent computer-based training (CBT). The CBT will allow you to take self-paced training at your convenience. Please note that all of the training modules in the course will need to be completed in order to meet the training requirements necessary to access the EVV system.
Posted: Sep. 11, 2012
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Note: The following documents are in PDF format unless otherwise indicated.
Posted: May 25, 2012
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