Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Grant $14M for Background Checks

Posted by Kristina Taylor
October 21, 2010

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Grant $14M for Background Checks

It’s a good news month for persons living and working in long-term care facilities in six states!

Employers of long-term care workers in Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Missouri and Rhode Island are getting a bit of a “bonus” from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  Each state has been awarded a piece of a $14 million dollar pie in the form of grant monies to be used to create better background checking processes and procedures for their employees.

The grant monies are part of health reform law and are intended to help plug holes in the gaps that have allowed thousands of criminals (including sex offenders) to obtain work in long-term care facilities.  The six states that are receiving a portion of the $14 million dollar grant must establish comprehensive background checking systems that include a multitude of background screening types

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