§ 420.206 - Disclosure of persons having ownership, financial, or control interest.
(a) Information that must be disclosed. A disclosing entity must submit the following information in the manner specified in paragraph (b) of this section:
(1) The name and address of each person with an ownership or control interest in the entity or in any subcontractor in which the entity has direct or indirect ownership interest totaling 5 percent or more. In the case of a part B supplier that is a joint venture, ownership of 5 percent or more of any company participating in the joint venture should be reported. Any physician who has been issued a Unique Physician Identification Number by the Medicare program must provide this number.
(2) Whether any of the persons named, in compliance with paragraph (a)(1) of this section, is related to another as spouse, parent, child, or sibling.
(3) The name of any other disclosing entity in which any person with an ownership or control interest, or who is a managing employee in the reporting disclosing entity, has, or has had in the previous three-year period, an ownership or control interest or position as managing employee, and the nature of the relationship with the other disclosing entity. If any of these other disclosing entities has been convicted of a criminal offense or received a civil monetary or other administrative sanction related to participation in Medicare, Medicaid, title V (Maternal and Child Health) or title XX (Social Services) programs, such as penalties assessments and exclusions under sections 1128, 1128A or 1128B of the Act, the disclosing entity must also provide that information.
(b) Time and manner of disclosure. (1) Any disclosing entity that is subject to periodic survey and certification of its compliance with Medicare standards must supply the information specified in paragraph (a) of this section to the State survey agency at the time it is surveyed. The survey agency will promptly furnish the information to the Secretary.
(2) Any disclosing entity that is not subject to periodic survey and certification must supply the information specified in paragraph (a) of this section to CMS before entering into a contract or agreement with Medicare or before being issued or reissued a billing number as a part B supplier.
(3) A disclosing entity must furnish updated information to CMS at intervals between recertification, or re-enrollment, or contract renewals, within 35 days of a written request. In the case of a part B supplier, the supplier must report also within 35 days, on its own initiative, any changes in the information it previously supplied.
(c) Consequences of failure to disclose. (1) CMS does not approve an agreement or contract with, or make a determination of eligibility for, or (in the case of a part B supplier) issue or reissue a billing number to, any disclosing entity that fails to comply with paragraph (b) of this section.
(2) CMS terminates any existing agreement or contract with, or withdraws a determination of eligibility for or (in the case of a part B supplier) revokes the billing number of, any disclosing entity that fails to comply with paragraph (b) of this section.
(d) Public disclosure. Information furnished to the Secretary under the provisions of this section shall be subject to public disclosure as specified in 20 CFR part 422.