Why Continuous Background Screening is Important in Healthcare

Background checks pre-hire help create a safe workplace, but without continuous monitoring, criminal charges or loss of licenses go undetected, opening the business up for litigation, injuries, or severe harm to reputation and integrity. Post-hire screening in the healthcare industry can keep patients safe, maintain regulatory compliance, and help avoid criminal and civil penalties. Providers and entities can be excluded from federally funded health care programs if they are convicted of criminal offenses, as maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services OIG, and the global watch identifies whether a candidate is listed on any domestic and/or international watchlists. Other lists to be aware of include the Office of Inspector General List of Excluded Individuals/Entities, Federal Drug Administration Debarment List, and the General Services Administration Excluded Parties List.


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