HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BACKGROUND CHECKS
FACIS® (The Fraud and Abuse Control Information System)
FACIS® (FACIS® is a registered trademark of Verisys Corporation) is a web-based information service that screens the sanction history of individuals and entities in the healthcare industry. It includes information on more than 50 types of healthcare industry professionals ranging from physicians to home health and ambulatory services. FACIS® includes information on a wide range of disciplinary actions from debarments to letters of reprimand depending on level searched. This is a commercial database product and is updated twice per month. FACIS® offers a multi-level search product with all levels meeting the government's minimum requirements. Level 3 is most comprehensive and includes information from OIG/GSA, various federal sources and 50 states for a total of over 700 source agencies.
We offer a number of abuse registry solutions that can help you avoid a hire that may put those under your care at risk:
- Single State Plus - Search for records of abuse, exploitation and neglect in a selected state as well as all states included in our multi-state registry check.
- Multi-state - This check queries 32 state abuse registries and the District of Columbia for records of abuse, exploitation and neglect.
- Specialized Registry Checks - We also offer specialized checks of individual state registries such as the Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check, the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry and the Illinois Healthcare Registry.
Created by federal legislation, these healthcare industry data banks contain information on identified physicians, dentists and other healthcare practitioners whose state-to-state movement is restricted without disclosure of previous medical malpractice history.
National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)
The National Practitioner Data Bank contains information on adverse licensure actions, clinical privileges actions and professional society membership actions taken against physicians and dentists. Reports of medical malpractice payments made on behalf of healthcare industry practitioners are also collected.
Healthcare Integrity and Protection Databank (HIPDB)
The Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank is a national data collection program for reporting and disclosure of certain final adverse actions taken against healthcare industry providers, suppliers or practitioners. Including individuals and organizations, the information provided includes: civil judgments related to delivery of health care items/services, federal or state criminal convictions related to same, actions by federal or state licensing agencies, exclusions from federal or state health care programs and any other adjudicated actions that have been established by regulation. You need to be pre-registered with data banks and must submit an Authorized Agent Designation to enable access.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Registration Database
The Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Registration Database consists of records of individuals who are allowed to prescribe and handle controlled substances. Consisting of physicians, practitioners, health organizations and others in the healthcare industry, the database includes registrants whose certification numbers have been retired or suspended from the Active File. Inactive individuals may no longer prescribe or handle these substances. Information returned may include address, Business Activity Code, Drug Schedule and Expiration Date. This database does not track SSN or DOB, therefore the applicant's DEA number is needed for timely results.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Disqualified Clinical Investigator General
A check of the FDA's DCI list provides names of clinical investigators who have been disqualified or totally restricted from receiving investigational drugs, biologics or devices. Disqualification or restriction may be based upon submission of false investigative results and/or failure to comply with regulatory requirements.