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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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Fingerprinting provision could take effect in 2014

December 19, 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 abuseAn RFP seeking a contactor to handle the process has a submission deadline of Dec. 23 and an award date of late February, according to AAHomecareThe 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 DMEPOS...

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