June 25 2019
On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a bipartisan bill to delay the implementation of a provision contained in the 21st Century Cures Act requiring States to have Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) systems in place for personal care services by January 1, 2019. The Murkowski Brown legislation would delay the new Medicaid requirement for one year, until January 1, 2020.
Cosponsors of the bill include U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MI), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Rob Portman (D-OH). Companion legislation was also introduced on Tuesday, May 22 in the House, sponsored by Congressman James Langevin (D-RI) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK).