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Fingerprints slow Medicare application process

February 3, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - There have been delays in processing new Medicare applications for DME providers due to CMS's new fingerprinting initiative, the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services (MAMES) reports.“MAMES has been hearing from suppliers and consultants on what appears to be added delays,” reads the association's Feb. 2 bulletin.CMS began phasing in fingerprint-based background checks for HME and home health providers last year. Initially, it's requiring the checks for newly...

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Fingerprint checks under way

August 22, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS began requiring fingerprint-based background checks for certain providers on Aug. 6, according to an MLN Matters article. The checks will first impact individuals with a 5% or greater ownership interest in a provider that falls into the high-risk category and is currently enrolled in Medicare or has submitted an initial enrollment application. The checks will be implemented in phases—not all providers in the high-risk category will be part of the first phase. Providers will...

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In brief: Fingerprint checks under way, HME companies make Inc. list

August 22, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS began requiring fingerprint-based background checks for certain providers on Aug. 6, according to an MLN Matters article. The checks will first impact individuals with a 5% or greater ownership interest in a provider that falls into the high-risk category and is currently enrolled in Medicare or has submitted an initial enrollment application. The checks will be implemented in phases—not all providers in the high-risk category will be part of the first phase. Providers will...

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Fingerprinting: New opportunity for 'mistakes and delays'

April 18, 2014Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - HME providers who want to do business with Medicare will have to navigate through another layer of bureaucracy starting some time this year.CMS will begin phasing in fingerprint-based background checks for HME and home health providers in 2014, the agency announced in a MLN Matters article published this week.“Apart from the inconvenience of being fingerprinted, think of all the new opportunities for mistakes and delays from CMS and this new contractor,” said healthcare attorney...

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