What is the 21st Century Cures Act?

The 21st Century Cures Act is a federal mandate signed into law by President Obama in December 2016 to help accelerate the development of medical products and bring new advances to the patients who need them. The Cures Act required all states to implement an Electronic Visit Verification system to manage their personal care services by January 1, 2019.  

What is Electronic Visit Verification?  

Electronic Visit Verification or EVV refers to technology that electronically verifies that care services are delivered to the right person at the right place and time. These systems help ensure that patients get the help they require while reducing fraudulent claims.  

According to the Cures Act, EVV must verify: 

 Type of service being performed 

  • Individuals receiving and providing the service 
  • Date and location of service delivery 
  • Time the service begins and ends

How does Maxim Healthcare Services meet the requirements of the 21st Century Cures Act? 

Maxim has created the MaximCare Mobile® app to meet the requirements of the Cures Act. The MaximCare Mobile app allows our caregivers to note the services they performed or the patient refused during care visits. It also monitors the location where services are being provided by noting the caregiver’s location when they start the visit, end the visit, and obtain the patient’s signature. Our RNs and LVNs can use the app to record their time in/out and obtain signatures.  

We are constantly working to improve the app, and we have several enhancements planned for the future.  

 What does this mean for health plans and claims?  

The only change you can expect is that Maxim will now provide electronic documentation of the care provided instead of paper documentation. Nothing will change regarding the type of care Maxim provides or the claims submitted to health plans. We can customize documentation to meet the needs of health plans and state requirements.