42 CFR 455.230 - Eligibility requirements.
CMS may enter into a contract with an entity to perform the activities described at § 455.232, if it meets the following conditions:
(a) The entity has demonstrated capability to carry out the activities described below.
(b) In carrying out such activities, the entity agrees to cooperate with the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Attorney General, and other law enforcement agencies, as appropriate, in the investigation and deterrence of fraud and abuse in relation to Title XIX of the Social Security Act and in other cases arising out of such activities.
(c) Maintains an appropriate written code of conduct and compliance policies that include, without limitation, an enforced policy on employee conflicts of interest.
(d) The entity complies with such conflict of interest standards as are generally applicable to Federal acquisition and procurement.
(e) The entity meets such other requirements the Secretary may impose.