A common complaint from healthcare hiring managers is the amount of time spent conducting and documenting the different screening requirements for licensed healthcare workers; time which could be spent elsewhere.

Each year, about 2000 doctors nationwide are subject to state medical board disciplinary actions on grounds of gross negligence, incompetence, sexual abuse, moral unfitness and/or fraud. Working in one of the most highly regulated industries, healthcare hiring managers have a multitude of state and federal screening requirements for which they must abide by. To name a few, there are healthcare exclusion lists, adult and child abuse registries, state and county criminal background checks and license verifications.

How it affects you

In today’s job market, spending time searching and documenting these sources takes away from valuable recruiting time, not to mention all the other tasks hiring managers tackle each day. With that said, if a healthcare professional is found guilty of fraud, negligence or misconduct they may be terminated or excluded from a government healthcare program which can have a number of consequences. Termination from a Medicaid Program will, in some states, cause the loss of the health care provider’s license.  Even owning, being a shareholder in or being an officer of a business that is terminated by the state Medicaid Program may result in the same treatment.

A healthcare professional terminated by the state Medicaid Program will also experience exclusion from the federal Medicare Program. The individual will be placed on the Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) list. OIG is legally required to exclude all individuals and entities convicted of the following types of criminal offenses from participation in all federal healthcare programs: Medicare or Medicaid fraud (this includes any other offenses related to the delivery of items or services under Medicare, Medicaid or other state healthcare programs); patient abuse or neglect; felony convictions for other health care-related fraud, theft, or other financial misconduct. If a healthcare hiring manager does not have the time to conduct the correct screening requirements for licensed healthcare workers, he/she may not be aware of past termination or exclusion from a government healthcare program as well as any legal offenses.

Healthcare Services

We have good news though! Background checks with One Source handle these screening requirement tasks for you in an efficient and reliable way. Our screening solutions can be customized to meet and exceed your state and federal requirements, streamlining your entire process while keeping the results on one report.

We are able to work with you to identify and comply with your state requirements. Some of our most popular healthcare services include:

  •     Healthcare Exclusions Lists (OIG/SAM and State Registries)
  •     Adult and Child Abuse Registries
  •     Healthcare License Verifications

The dangers involved with skipping any portion of the background screening process with healthcare professionals can be incredibly costly in terms of litigation, reputation and human life. One Source can help you optimize the process and make your job easier by providing all the results on one easy-to-read report. We make sure your healthcare professionals are in good hands.

Neal Josten

Neal brings over 12 years of experience in the sales and business development fields. His wealth of knowledge with employment policies, FCRA and EEOC compliance makes him a great resource for organizations just getting started with screening services.