Healthcare Sanctions

It is against the law for any healthcare organization to employ people, or vendors, who have faced sanctions. According to guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG), your organization could face penalties ranging from fines to jail time if you hire a sanctioned individual while receiving federal funds.

With the EBI Healthcare Sanctions Report, you are able to run a healthcare background check on individuals and entities in the healthcare field against the Fraud and Abuse Control Information Systems (FACIS) -- the industry's most comprehensive historical database of adverse actions in the healthcare field. This database includes more than 600,000 adverse records of debarred, disciplined, excluded or sanctioned individuals and entities. Reports are compiled from more than 800 sources across 50 types of healthcare professionals ranging from physicians and PAs, nurses, mental health professionals and pharmacists to home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, managed care agencies and ambulatory services. 

(For more information on healthcare-specific background and drug screening, visit our Healthcare page.) 

Healthcare Individuals and Entities Who Should Be Screened

Acupuncturists
Ambulance Companies 
Audiologists 
Chiropractors 
Clinical Laboratories 
Clinics 
Counselors 
Dentists 
Dietitians 
Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers 
EMTs 
Hearing Aid Fitters 
Home Care Providers 
Home Healthcare Companies And Affiliates 
Home Infusion Companies And Affiliates 
Hospitals 

Insurance And Billing Companies 
Managed Care Organizations 
Medical Social Workers 
Medical Transportation Services 
Mental Health Counselors 
Midwives 
Nurses 
Nutritionists 
Occupational Therapists 
Ophthalmologists 
Optical Centers 
Opticians 
Optometrists 
Pharmacies 
Pharmacist Technicians 
Physical Therapist Assistants 

Physical Therapists 
Physician Assistants 
Physicians 
Podiatrist Aides 
Podiatrists 
Psychiatrists 
Psychologists 
Radiologists 
Registered Pharmacists 
Rehab Centers 
Respiratory Care Practitioners 
Respiratory Care Technicians 
Skilled Nursing Facilities 
Speech Pathologists 
X-Ray Clinics 
 

Healthcare Sanction Programs

EBI offers four levels of FACIS® reports to suit your needs and employees' risk exposure. 

Level 1
Search OIG/GSA and other federal sources including FDA debarments, DEA restrictions and TRICARE (military actions).  Meet minimum federal requirements as outlined in the OIG’s Compliance Program Guidance.  

Ideal for low-risk employees and contractors not involved with patient care.

Level 1M
Level 1M includes all of Level 1 plus state-level FHEP-related data. This includes information such as state offices of the Medicaid Inspector General or equivalent (28 states), state-level Attorney General News, Medicaid task force (“HEAT”) content and any state-level contractor or procurement debarment data.

A FACIS Level 1M search is now considered the minimal “best practice” due to recent changes in the federal guidelines and under some states regulatory schemes.

Level 2
In addition to everything Level 1, you get a check of statewide sanctions in one state.  This meets minimum federal requirements and provides limited state-licensure protection (one state only).  

Level 2 is ideal for moderate-risk employees and contractors such as administrators.

Level 3
In addition to all of the services listed above, you get a check of statewide sanctions in all fifty states.  This exceeds minimum federal requirements and offers much broader business risk management for existing employees, vendors and contractors.  

Ideal for high-risk individuals and contractors — anyone directly involved in patient care or with direct access to patients, such as physicians, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, specialized contractors, and so on.

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