CMS announced the implementation of fingerprint-based background checks as part of enhanced enrollment screening provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Once fully implemented, the fingerprint-based background check will be completed on all individuals with a 5 percent or greater ownership interest in a provider or supplier that falls under the high risk category. The high level of risk category will be applied to providers and suppliers who are newly enrolling DMEPOS suppliers or Home Health Agencies. It will also be applied to providers and suppliers who have been elevated to the high risk category in accordance with enrollment screening regulations. Read more.