FARGO — The North Dakota Department of Human Services will host meetings to gather public input on the implementation of an electronic visit verification (EVV) system that compiles with the federal 21st Century Cures Act.

The law impacts Medicaid and long-term services and supports. EVV systems electronically verify by a phone or computer-based system that personal care, home health and other home and community-based services are being provided. The system also documents the actual time the service begins and ends.

The Fargo meeting is slated from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Bison Room at Cass County Social Services, 1010 2nd Ave. S., No. 2. Bismarck's meeting is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the state Capitol in the Brynhild Haugland Room, 600 E. Boulevard Ave.

The department is seeking input from people who receive in-home care and support services, family caregivers and individuals and agencies that provide personal care services, home health services or both, which are funded under the Medicaid State Plan or a waiver of that plan.

Comments can also be submitted by mail, email, phone or fax from Oct. 22 until 5 p.m. Nov. 21. Send comments to the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Aging Services Division, Attn: HCBS, at 1237 W. Divide Ave., Suite 6, Bismarck, N.D. 58501, email dhshcbs@nd.gov, call toll-free 855-462-5465, 711 (TTY) or fax 701-328-8744.

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More information about the federal law is available online at www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr34/BILLS-114hr34enr.pdf.