Since the enactment of the Affordable care act and other healthcare industry regulations, many employers are required to screen employees or contractors to ensure they have not been subject to adverse action from participating in federal and state healthcare programs. The Fraud and Abuse Control Information System (FACIS) product assists healthcare organizations in avoiding potential liabilities and the risks of employing or contracting individuals that have been subject to sanctions that include:
- Termination of license
Background checks with a FACIS search
The FACIS search, in addition to a comprehensive background check that includes the Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) list of excluded individuals/entities, is a vital part of any healthcare background screening program and provides a wealth of valuable information to employers.
Key benefits of the FACIS product:
- Mitigate fraud and abuse
- Ensure compliance with laws and regulations
- Help protect the safety of patients
- Minimize risks
- Preserve an organization’s reputation
- Guard against fines and penalties
The FACIS search is considered to be the primary standard for data in the healthcare industry. It is used by a number of organizations including; home healthcare agencies, hospitals, nursing homes, pharmaceutical companies and insurers. In all, it’s important for employers in the healthcare industry include the FACIS search in their background screening program to help prevent negligent hiring situations that can be a risk factor for sanctions by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) and OIG.
How do I add the FACIS product to my account?
Contact our Client Services Department at 888-946-8355 or email@example.com.