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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 […]

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 […]

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

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Employee Background Checks At Skilled Nursing Facilities

While there are no federal requirements for how a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) should screen its employees, these businesses are responsible for keeping its residents physically and mentally safe from offenders. According to the State Operations Manual, Appendix PP, a facility should conduct a thorough “investigation of the histories of … prospective staff,” including checking […]

California Increases Regulation of Home Care Agencies

On the heels of the U.S. Department of Labor’s expansion of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime rules to home care workers, California home care agencies will face another challenge with the recent passage of the Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act. This law provides for the licensure and regulation of home […]


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