The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will start conducting fingerprint-based background checks on owners of durable medical equipment, home health and hospice contractors who submit claims to Medicare.
The initiative, authorized under enhanced enrollment screening provisions in the Affordable Care Act, is designed to better fight fraud. Background checks will be required for all individuals with five percent ownership or more in a provider or supplier that falls under the high risk category, according to CMS.
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