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​Third Party/Alternate EVV
(Technical Specification Documents)

Alternate EVV

A PCS provider may use either the PA DHS EVV system or an approved third-party EVV system chosen by the provider. An approved EVV system is one that can provide the necessary data elements as outlined in the Alternate EVV technical specifications documentation (below) and that can align with the data being captured by the Sandata system. Providers using a third-party EVV system will need to review with their vendor and follow with the technical specifications and related addendums that are available on the PA DHS website. If you choose to use an Alternate EVV system at the start of the program, we recommend that you complete the certification process at least 60 days prior to the soft launch date of October 7, 2019. Effective July 1, 2019, providers interested in utilizing an approved third-party EVV system, or have questions prepared specific to Alternate EVV, may contact the Sandata Alternate EVV support team to ensure the data interfaces will align before January 1, 2020. Please note, initial contact with the Sandata Alternate EVV support group should be made by the providers and they should have their vendor contact information readily available, as it will be requested.

Contact Information is as follows:
Phone: 855-705-2407
Email: PAAltEVV@sandata.com.
*Please note that this contact information is specific for inquires related to Alternate EVV.

What is the DHS Aggregator?

The DHS Aggregator allows providers to continue to use a third-party system (also referred to as Alternate EVV) for visit verification. The six CMS data requirements are transmitted from the Alternate EVV system to the DHS Aggregator using DHS and Sandata's data specifications which will be made available once business rules are finalized. The DHS Aggregator includes a read-only web portal for the provider to view their data and a payer web portal which includes alerts, real-time data views, and reporting. 

Technical Specifications Documents

Alternate EVV ODP & OLTL ONLY Addendum — Sept. 18, 2019

Alternate EVV Technical Specifications — June 14, 2019

Alternate EVV MCO ONLY Addendum  — Sept. 18, 2019