Knowledge Base for Employers

Why do I need to screen my employees for exclusions?
Screening employees for exclusions protects your organization from civil monetary penalties of thousands, if not millions of dollars. These penalties are le...
Mon, 28 Jun, 2021 at 10:14 AM
What is an OIG exclusion?
An exclusion is an action taken by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) that prohibits an individual or entity...
Mon, 28 Jun, 2021 at 10:14 AM
What is the difference between a state and federal exclusion?
A federal exclusion is an action taken against an individual or entity by the OIG that excludes them from participating in Medicare and all other Federal he...
Mon, 28 Jun, 2021 at 10:15 AM
Is it necessary for me to screen all of my contractors for exclusions?
Yes, the impact of an exclusion stretches beyond the individual or entity and is applicable to anyone who employs or contracts them while receiving governme...
Mon, 28 Jun, 2021 at 10:15 AM
Should I only be concerned with screening employees or vendors who provide patient care?
Anyone can be excluded by the OIG, even the cashier at your local pharmacy, so it’s important to be proactive and screen all of your employees, not just tho...
Mon, 28 Jun, 2021 at 10:16 AM
What is a state board sanction and why should I screen for them?
A state board sanction is a disciplinary action that’s taken against an individual by a state licensing board. The severity of a sanction ranges from placin...
Mon, 28 Jun, 2021 at 10:16 AM
Wouldn’t a provider be excluded by the OIG if they were sanctioned by a licensing board?
Not always. Sanctions are usually a result of some sort of professional misconduct which may or may not be severe enough to result in an exclusion.
Mon, 28 Jun, 2021 at 10:17 AM
What’s the impact on my organization if I employ a board sanctioned provider?
Employers are responsible for providing patients with safe, reliable care. Those who fail to monitor or take the appropriate action against health care prov...
Mon, 28 Jun, 2021 at 10:17 AM
How can I screen my employees and vendors for exclusions and board sanctions through ACUTRAQ?
Employees and vendors are submitted through a FACIS® (Fraud and Abuse Control Information System) search, which screens them against thousands of disciplina...
Mon, 28 Jun, 2021 at 10:18 AM