CMS Implements Fingerprint – based Background Checks

Fingerprint-based background checks will be required for all individuals with a 5 percent or greater ownership interest in a provider or supplier that falls into the high risk category and is currently enrolled in Medicare or has submitted an initial enrollment application. The fingerprint-based background requirement was implemented on August 6, 2014, and will be conducted in phases. Providers or suppliers will receive notification of the fingerprint requirements from their MAC. Initially, not all providers and suppliers in the “high” screening category will be a part of the first phase of the fingerprint-based background check requirement. If you receive notification of the fingerprint requirements, you will have 30 days from the date of the letter to be fingerprinted. Make sure that your staffs are aware of these requirements.  For more information please click here FINGERPRINTS


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