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Implementation of Fingerprint-Based Background Checks

Fingerprint-based background checks are generally completed on individuals with a 5 percent or greater ownership interest in a provider or supplier that falls under the high risk category. A 5 percent or greater owner includes any individual that has any partnership (general or limited) in a high risk provider or supplier. Note that the high level of risk category applies to providers and suppliers who are newly enrolling Durable Medicare Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) suppliers or Home Health Agencies (HHA).

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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