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GAO urges faster background checks on providers in Medicare program

Posted On: Dec. 21, 2022 9:19 AM CST

A government watchdog agency is urging federal health regulators to speed up checks on providers and conduct background checks after raising concerns about the risk for fraud during the coronavirus pandemic, reports Healthcare Dive. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services relaxed provider enrollment requirements during the pandemic to ensure continuity for both providers and enrollees during the public health emergency.