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National Background Check Program: Assessment of Concluded State Grant Programs in 2017 and 2018

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) authorizes CMS to provide grants to States to implement background check programs for prospective employees and providers of long-term-care services. The ACA requires OIG to evaluate 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. Study OEI-07-18-00290 reviews nine States that completed participation in the National Background Check Program in 2017.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
June 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services National Background Check Program: Assessment of Concluded State Grant Programs in 2017 and 2018 Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-07-18-00290 2019