The memorandum was released on May 16, 2018 by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The memorandum informs states of Medicaid rules on a new requirements for electronic visit verification (EVV) system for personal care services (PCS). States that fail to implement EVV will receive, a lower Medicaid federal matching rate. The penalties had been scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2019, but legislation signed on July 30, 2018, delays the penalties until January 1, 2020 . . .