1.       Why is it necessary for our organization to verify that our employees or downstream and related entities are not excluded or debarred from participation in Medicare and Medicaid?

Answer:  Tethys Health Ventures’ client’s contract with CMS and the Alabama Medicaid Agency prohibits us from employing or contracting with any individual or entity that is excluded or debarred from participating in federal or state health care programs.  This same requirement extends to Tethys Health Ventures’ FDRs and the FDRs downstream and related entities.