For the remaining payees not selected for a review during the current year, the FO
will query eRPS to verify that they actively serve as payee for at least five beneficiaries,
and for non-governmental organizations, that they still meet the community-based criteria
in GN 00506.100B.2. Contact the payee by mail or telephone requesting copies of the current bonding,
licensing agreement, proof of section 501(c) tax-exempt status, and audit forms. If
the contact is by phone, document the file using the Fee-for-Service Information screen
in eRPS (see MS 07414.008).
File a copy of all of the certification documentation in the FO precedent file.
NOTE: Request a copy of the entire bond/insurance contract, if it is not already in
the precedent file. If a copy of the contract is already in the precedent file, and
the contract has not changed, a declaration page is sufficient. Be certain to verify
that bond/insurance coverage includes all of the officers and/or owners and employees.
Contact the licensing board or bonding agent if necessary to resolve discrepancies