CMS to Implement Fingerprint-Based Background Checks for High-Risk Providers and Suppliers in 2014

CMS to Implement Fingerprint-Based Background Checks for High-Risk Providers and Suppliers in 2014

More than three years after publication of final regulations to implement Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions that strengthen provider and supplier enrollment screening provisions under federal health care programs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected a Fingerprint-Based Background Check Contractor (FBBC) and intends to phase in fingerprint-based background checks beginning in 2014.