In October, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced bipartisan legislation that would lift restrictions on access to background check data for Medicare- and Medicaid-certified skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospice programs and pharmacies. The Promote Responsible Oversight & Targeted Employee background Check Transparency for Seniors (PROTECTS) Act would expand access to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) for Medicare and Medicaid providers.

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