SafestHires helps federally funded health care organizations maintain regulatory compliance with the FACIS® Monthly Monitoring Program.
For medical facilities that receive federal funding, all providers, employees, and contractors need to be checked for sanctions, exclusions, and currency of practitioner license prior to employment or contracting, and then on a monthly basis. Entities that are out of compliance can be subjected to civil monetary penalties, resulting in fines and possible debarment, and other liability issues, including potentially having any payments suspended or stopped completely.
“We’re delighted to be offering this level of support to our healthcare clients who need to monitor their nurses and other medical practitioners on a regular basis,” said SafestHires Managing Partner Andrew Andersen. “Once the initial screening of your population has been completed, per HHS-OIG guidelines, the populations should be monitored on a regular basis. Unlike the initial screening that looked back 7 years, the ongoing monitoring looks at only the last 30 days. Monitoring reduces your risk of financial and reputational risk,” Andersen said.
The FACIS® search product is provided by Verisys, a longtime and trusted SafestHires partner. Verisys is certified and accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), The American Hospital Association (AHA), and URAC.
The SafestHires FACIS® Monthly Monitoring Program uses automation to streamline the process, instill consistency, and deliver an easy-to-read summary report. Rather than having to sort through hundreds or thousands of records, the report identifies employees and contractors with adverse information.
“With the FACIS® Monthly Monitoring Program, health care sanctions monthly monitoring is very convenient and affordable, ” said Andersen. “There are no set-up fees or software costs and reports are very easy to read. Being fully compliant can be a challenge but we do everything we can to simplify this requirement for our clients,” he said.
To see how a FACIS search can be ordered in our system, watch the demo video toward the bottom of this page.