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SafeGuard Background Screening Announces Comprehensive Background Check Program for Health & Medical Providers
Date:9/16/2013

Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) September 16, 2013

SafeGuard Background Screening, a leading provider of employment screening and drug testing services today announced the launch of a comprehensive background check for program specific for Health & Medical Providers.

Health care transactions are trust-based transactions and the failure to verify, comply, manage risk or reputation could be very costly to Health care and medical organizations. SafeGuard's data products support a well-deployed compliance program, mitigate risks for revenue and reputation loss and help health care and medical providers to know the employees they engage are not high-risk and that their credentials are accurate.

What is FACIS®?

SafeGuard's Sanctions and Disciplinary Actions Search leverages the powerful FACIS® solution to pull information from Federal and State sources (including OIG, GSA, DEA, FDA, ORI, PHS and Tricare), plus all State boards that issue certificates or licenses to practice.

FACIS® (Fraud and Abuse Control Information System) is a report of OIG, GSA, JCAHO, NCQA and URAC accredited sources for healthcare and medical providers.

FACIS® acquires, aggregates, links and publishes sanctions and disciplinary actions through our Fraud and Abuse Control Information System or “FACIS®”. “Sanctions” includes any type of official conviction, debarment, decree, denial, disciplinary action, disqualification, exclusion, expulsion, hindrance, order, penalty, probation, reprimand, sanction, suspension, termination or any type of adverse action taken against a certificate holder, registrant or license/licensee.

Why FACIS®?

FACIS® meets the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)’s ten evaluation principles for standards to be considered a primary source reporter.

FACIS® provides a single source option for sanctions data, license data, DEA, sex offender, criminal searches, and the credentialing services requested by BMC.

FACIS® secures data or contacts all primary sources. We do not rely on any 3rd party or self-reported content.

FACIS® is both National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and URAC accredited/certified. Only a handful of data providers across the country can claim that distinction.

FACIS® includes Federal plus full taxonomy by state/district/ commonwealth /territory against all boards, agencies or regulatory entities that issue certificates, registrations or licenses (i.e. approximately 830, considerably more than just MDs and DOs alone) to practice or deliver healthcare goods or services (i.e. persons, professionals, and entities).

FACIS® includes all state-level sanctions in addition to the information provided from the federal sources above. Without a complete review of available state-level sanctions data, clients run the risk of missing individuals and entities who are trying to hide their record by hopping states or health professions. Individuals can change business names or paper ownership, and/or attest they have "never" been sanctioned when in fact they have.

FACIS® Data Sources:

100+ Federal Sources. Of particular interest:
DEA, Office of Diversion Control, Criminal and Administrative Cases Against Doctors
DEA, Office of Diversion Control, Registrant Actions
Food and Drug Administration – Warning Letters
Food and Drug Administration – Debarment List
Food and Drug Administration – Disqualified/Restricted/Restrictions/Removed /Assurances Lists for Clinical Investigators
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Denied Persons List
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Entity List, Supplement No. 4 to part 744 of the of the Export Administration Regulations
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Unverified List
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (OIG) List of Individuals/Entities Excluded from Federal Health and Medicare Programs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity, PHS Administrative Actions
U.S. Department of State, Directorate
TRICARE Sanctions
U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Asset
Control, Specially Designated Nationals
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement Programs
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) List of Parties Excluded from Federal Non-procurement Programs
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) List of Parties Excluded from Federal Reciprocal Programs

1300+ State sources. Of particular interest:
State Board Issued Sanctions
State Division Issued Sanctions
State Department Issued Sanctions
State [entity] Sanctions, i.e. any other type of state governmental entity with administrative, regulatory or other state powers to oversee a profession or business operation that may issue, restrict or revoke a professional or business license, registration or certificate to engage in the practice of delivering health care related services or goods.
State Contractor Disqualification Lists
State Registry
State Medicaid Exclusions
Medicare/Medicaid Opt-Out Lists

About SafeGuard Background Screening

SafeGuard Background Screening, LLC is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and is a leading provider of background screening, pre-employment screening, employment screening, and drug testing services throughout in all 50 United States, Canada, and over 220 countries worldwide.

Service Level Guarantees: Unparalleled in the industry, SafeGuard backs its commitments in writing, with guarantees for turnaround times, accuracy of information, and the quality of service – or the service is free.

Accurate Information: Highly trained on-staff researchers oversee every step of the screening process. This guarantees trustworthy, precise, and complete information that is compliant with applicable federal and state laws.

Streamlined Experience: Our secure technology is simple and easy-to-use, affording effortless ordering & data retrieval. Flexible features customize your experience; streamline the screening process saving you time and money.

Contact SafeGuard:
Neil Adelman
1-877-700-7345 ext. 2134
http://www.safeguardcertify.com

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