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Alternate System
An alternate EVV system is an EVV system that is not the ODM-provided EVV system through Sandata Technologies.
Alternate System

Alternative EVV Certification Process Change

The Alternate (Alt) EVV Certification process in Ohio changed effective September 15, 2021. Click here to find more information regarding this change to the certification process. 

Alternate EVV Technical Specifications Update /October Implementation

Sandata has identified a gap between the Ohio Department of Medicaid’s Alternate EVV Technical Specifications and the way that Adjusted Visit times are being sent and received from Alt EVV systems. You can read the full communications that was sent on July 29, 2021, click here

Alternate EVV System for Agency Providers

Only agency providers are eligible to use an alternate EVV system. To be an approved alternate EVV system, a vendor must successfully complete the Alt EVV Certification process and meet all of ODM’s business requirements and technical specifications for an alternate EVV system.

When selecting a vendor for an alternate data collection module, providers should explore the system functionality thoroughly to ensure that it meets the agency’s business needs. In addition, it is important to plan for sufficient time to complete the certification process.

Each Medicaid Provider ID using an alternate EVV system must complete the certification process. Alternative EVV vendors are required to demonstrate their System meets all of the ODM requirements. The Alternative EVV System Checklist details the information an Alternative EVV System is required to provide. To schedule an Alternative EVV System demonstration, please email ODMEVV@sandata.com


Providers using an Alt EVV vendor who have not completed Sandata testing, or their ODM demonstration requirement, must  follow the steps below:


Technical Documents

Zendesk Ticket Portal

Alt EVV Education