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National Background Check Program for Long-Term-Care Providers: Assessment of State Programs Concluded in 2019

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 concluded their grant in 2019, we will review the implementation of select Program requirements for conducting background checks on prospective employees of long-term-care facilities and providers 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)
December 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services National Background Check Program for Long-Term-Care Providers: Assessment of State Programs Concluded in 2019 Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-07-20-00180 2020