In a recent decision in Ambulife Ambulance, Inc., it was upheld that reliance on past owners’ disclosures does not negate a provider/supplier’s duty to accurately report any past offenses and managing employee status. In a separate case, Esohe Agbonkpolor, the decision reiterates that entering into a plea deal may be considered a conviction and, thus, appropriate grounds for exclusion from the Medicare, Medicaid, and all federal health care programs. The decisions emphasize the importance of not only regular federal and state background screenings and Medicare exclusion checks, but also upon the acquisition of the provider or supplier.


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