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UPDATED: The New Relevance of the Death Master File

June 14, 2021

The first COVID-related federal stimulus payments were sent in the spring of 2020. Unfortunately, payments were sent to millions of taxpayers who were deceased at the time of payment. Not only did this draw attention ...

New NTIS Guidelines Limit Access To the Death Master File

April 28, 2017

Symbol of internet security with binary character hand and padlock The Importance of the Death Master File Ghosting, or stealing the identity of a deceased individual is one of the oldest forms of identity theft....

Avoid Medicaid Recoupment: Verify Beneficiary Date of Death with the Death Master File

December 19, 2016

Crisis Concept. Money Flow in Black Hole extreme closeup The CMS requires State Medicaid agencies to use the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File to screen and verify all providers. It should be noted ...

New Law Requires Life Insurers to Check DMF List Against Policies

October 10, 2016

New State Law Requires Life Insurers to Check the Death Master File List Against Policies Families in Illinois are now protected by a new law that requires insurance professionals to check the death master file list agai...

Exclusion Screening VS. Fragmented Databases

May 30, 2016

Is Exclusion Screening even possible? The U.S. Government Accountability Office has recently released the results of a study conducted in order to gauge the reliability, uniformity, and exhaustibility of exclusion databa...

Employee Screening: Endless, thankless…hopeless?

July 27, 2015

Streamline Verify recently posted a guest blog on E-Visit on the topic of pre-screening employees, and we ran into a simple but major question while compiling the post. Which employee screenings SHOULD be on every fac...

How much does it cost to search the Death Master File (DMF)?

January 21, 2015

How much does it cost to search the Social Security Death Master File?  Here is a quick overview of your options. Some corporations conduct regular DMF searches as good compliance protocol; others are forced into it ...

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