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National Background Checks for Long-Term-Care Employees — Mandatory Review

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides grants to States, through Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to implement background check programs of prospective long-term-care employees and providers. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires that OIG conduct an evaluation of this grant program, known as the National Background Check Program, after its completion (ACA § 6201). For States that closed their grants in the preceding year, we will review the procedures States implemented for long-term-care facilities and providers to conduct background checks on prospective employees who would have direct access to patients.  We will determine the outcomes of the States’ programs and whether the checks led to any unintended consequences.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
Nov-16 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services National Background Checks for Long-Term-Care Employees — Mandatory Review Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-07-16-00160 2018

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