Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

The 21st Century CURES Act, signed into law in 2016, requires that States set up an EVV system to verify that services for all Medicaid-funded personal care and home health care services occurred. Under the Act, an EVV system must verify the following service components:

  1. Type of service performed;
  2. Individual receiving the service;
  3. Date of the service;
  4. Location of service delivery;
  5. Individual providing the services; and
  6. Time the service begins and ends.

The new requirements for EVV will not change where and how these services are delivered. All states must implement EVV for personal care services by January 2020 and home health care services by January 2023. In accordance with federal provisions, the State submitted a Good Faith Effort Exemption (GFE) request on October 2, 2019 to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to extend the EVV implementation date for personal care services to January 2021. On October 22, 2019, CMS approved the State’s GFE request for personal care services, and will not apply Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) reductions in calendar year 2020. More information on California’s GFE approval letter from CMS is available on the DHCS EVV Webpage.

Updates on the implementation of the EVV program will be posted to this page as they become available.

Stakeholder Information

Upcoming EVV meetings:

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is continuing the stakeholder process to plan for the implementation of the federal Electronic Visit Verification. Meetings regarding EVV will be scheduled on a regular basis for consumers, families, service providers and other interested stakeholders.

If you want to be added to the DDS stakeholder notification list, please send your request to DDS Electronic Visit Verification at: EVV@dds.ca.gov


Meeting Details

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in conjunction with the other state departments working on Phase II of EVV implementation, will host a statewide stakeholder webinar.

The webinar is targeted towards: HCBA waiver agencies and subcontracted HCBA providers of WPCS; Medi-Cal HIV/AIDS Waiver Program agencies and providers; Multipurpose Senior Services Program sites and providers; Medi-Cal managed care plans; county California Children’s Services programs; and other interested parties.

Meeting materials can be found on the DHCS website at: https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/provgovpart/Pages/EVVMeetings.aspx

If interested in attending, please use the link below to register.

Date: October 13, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Webinar Link: Please register in advance


DDS-Hosted EVV Stakeholder Meeting:
Date: October 26, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Webinar Link: Please register in advance

Previous Stakeholder Meetings


Last modified: October 12, 2021