Medicaid Fingerprinting Requirements
The FMA and PCMA has received many calls from about the new Medicaid requirement for providers to have their fingerprints done. AHCA has recently sent out a memo on the requirement, however, the FMA is concerned about the impact on physicians who would be renewing their provider applications and has requested a meeting with AHCA to further discuss this issue.
We do want to clarify a statement in the notice sent out by AHCA. It states:
409.907 (8)(a), F.S., requires all initial or renewing provider applicants to Florida Medicaid to submit fingerprints for purposes of obtaining a criminal history record check unless they meet one of the exemptions as described in the statute.
This does not mean that all physicians need to go out and get their fingerprints done immediately. It is ONLY for those who are initially applying as a Medicaid provider or renewing their provider application. At that time, a provider would need to submit their fingerprints with the application. The FMA is concerned with the impact it may have on those renewing their provider applications and once we have additional information to put out to our members, we will notify you as well.
We hope this helps to clarify the situation.