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VerifyStudents and Medicat: Your Tool for Managing Student Compliance with Immunization Requirements

VerifyStudents and Medicat have merged to provide an integrated solution for collecting and verifying student health immunization data. Challenges addressed include compliance with health information privacy requirements, a lack of tools to provide insight about student compliance metrics in real-time, errors and consistencies caused by using spreadsheets or paper tracking, and limited staff to verify […]

Keys to Managing Risk with Free Clinic Healthcare Volunteers

There are several challenges that face free clinics when recruiting volunteers. With such a big demand for volunteers, it can be tempting to forego a proper background check process, verification of credentials, and license status, but doing so can present major risks to the vulnerable individuals being served. Upholding the Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) model […]

What Are DOT MIS Reports or Management Information System Reports?

The Management Information System (MIS), which applies only to Department of Transportation testing, is submitted on an MIS DATA Collection Form based on requirements for various modes of transportation. This statistical data is compiled yearly by companies, based on drug and alcohol testing, including the annual number of tests conducted, reasons for testing, information on […]

Lots of Home Health Agencies Claim to Only Hire the Best. A New Employer Rating Tool Lets Insurers See for Themselves

The World Health Organization released data in 2018 that revealed one in six people age 60 years and older experienced some form of abuse in nursing homes and long-term care (LTC) facilities. Flaws in traditional screening assessments could be to blame, which are limited to the minimum background check requirements set by the state. In […]

Department of Transportation Cautions Employers About CBD Use by Regulated Workers

The CBD (cannabidiol) industry is expected to bring in $22 billion per year by 2022. But there is a downside. If a CBD product has a concentration of more than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), then it is an unlawful Schedule 1 controlled substance under federal law. Employers now are struggling with determining the impact of […]

Checks, Please! Endorsed by Gillibrand, PROTECTS Act Would Allow Nursing Homes Access to Key Background Screening

In October, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced bipartisan legislation that would lift restrictions on access to background check data for Medicare- and Medicaid-certified skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospice programs and pharmacies. The Promote Responsible Oversight & Targeted Employee background Check Transparency for Seniors (PROTECTS) Act would expand access to the National Practitioner Data […]

Pilot Accused of Three Murders Had Criminal Record Prior to Being Hired to Fly

Former U.S. Army and Army Reserve veteran and PSA Airlines pilot Christian Richard Martin had been found guilty of assault on a child under the age of 16 in 2016 before he was hired by parent company American Airlines. He now is accused of the 2015 murder of three individuals. He has been indicted on […]

Nurse’s Arrest Shows Flaws in Tennessee Background Check Reports

Although the car of a Mid-South nurse was found with meth, marijuana and 600 prescription pills inside, her license has remained untarnished. The state’s licensure verification database, along with the national database, Nursys, both state “no history of disciplinary action.” A spokesperson stated that “there is no state law or rule that permits automatic action […]

Thoroughly Verifying Provider Licenses and Certifications Improves the Quality of Health Care

It is the responsibility of health care organizations, providers and state and federal entitlement programs to verify that the type of care a physician is providing matches the license that the physician holds, that the license is in good standing, and that all data on licenses held is looked at for a complete view of […]

Healthcare Crime Categorization Report by InfoMart

Healthcare Crime Categorization Report by InfoMart


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