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Fingerprint Based Criminal Background Checks

Effective October 13, 2016 the Connecticut Medicaid program will begin requiring fingerprint based criminal background checks (FCBC) for all providers

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designated as a “high” categorical risk.  The new screening measures will be required for new enrollments as well as re-enrollments (re-validation) for providers and owners with a 5% or more interest in the provider/supplier.

High risk providers may not be required to submit to a fingerprint based background check if all of the following requirements are met:

  • the provider has a current “approved” Medicare enrollment;
  • a positive match between a provider, including their five percent or more owners, applying for Medicaid enrollment against the information in a Medicares’s enrollment record;
  • Medicare’s screening was based on a “high” risk level and FCBCs;
  • Approval by DSS

For any questions, you may contact Marcia Benson at (860) 424-5618 or Cynthia Bastiany at (860) 424-4843 from DSS Provider Relations.

Review the official notice here

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