via PBCMS medlink available at www.pbcms.org
There has been some recent confusion about the new Medicaid requirement for providers to have their fingerprints done. AHCA recently distributed a memo on the requirement which 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.
All physicians do NOT need to go out and get their fingerprints done immediately. The ONLY physicians this applies to are those who are initially applying as a Medicaid provider or renewing their provider application. At that time, a provider will be required to submit his or her fingerprints with the application.