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CMS readying for background checks

April 16, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS is moving forward with fingerprint-based background checks for certain DME and home health and hospice providers.The agency announced in a Medlearn Matters Article this week that it will phase in implementation of background checks for high-risk providers starting this year.“The fingerprint-based background checks will be used to detect bad actors who are attempting to enroll in the Medicare program and to remove those currently enrolled,” CMS states in the article.Once...

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In brief: CMS puts finger on fraud, DME MACs remind docs about PECOS

December 20, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Industry watchers expect CMS to select a contractor early next year to administer a new fingerprinting provision aimed at curbing fraud and abuse. An RFP seeking a contactor to handle the process has a submission deadline of Dec. 23 and an award date of late February, according to AAHomecare. The provision mandates that “high-risk” providers submit fingerprints for a background check through the FBI's database. Those who will be subjected to the rule include newly enrolling...

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