This search utilizes the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG)’s List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE). This process also includes the General Services Administration (GSA)’s System for Award Management (SAM) to identify individuals, as well as entities excluded from Federally funded healthcare programs. Any exclusion record information is reported in compliance with Federal, State, Municipal, and FCRA Credit Reporting Agency Reportability.

A Healthcare Sanction Check is a tool for providing insight into a healthcare professional’s medical background. It searches more than 1,000 government sources for any penalties, suspensions, or punitive or disciplinary actions taken against a healthcare professional.

Use OIG Searches to Maintain Regulatory Compliance

Healthcare organizations must follow OIG guidance when hiring medical professionals. Individuals who have sanctions against them are excluded from federal program participation. They may have one of the following criminal histories that put them on the exclusion list:

  • Abuse or neglect of patients in their care
  • Medicare or medical-related fraud convictions
  • Felonious record involving illegal distribution, manufacture, dispensing or prescribing of controlled drugs
  • Felonies on their record involving theft and/or fraud incidents in the healthcare field

Save Your Organization From Steep Fines By Maintaining OIG Compliance

Pre-employ helps healthcare organizations keep their talent pools and workplaces filled with qualified and trustworthy employees. Our OIG exclusion list search option provides you with the information you need regarding a candidate’s good standing in the medical industry. Using the automated tools built-in to our state-of-the-art background check software suite, you can conduct OIG searches quickly and efficiently. 

Benefits of using Pre-employ to verify a potential new hire’s background include:

  • Save your organization potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in costly fines and steep penalties for non-compliance
  • Mitigate risks of bad hiring decisions to your staff, patients, and overall image of your company
  • Keep your organization eligible for federal programs, including Medicaid and Medicare
  • Maintain compliance standards for OIG and the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

Make Informed Hiring Decisions Quickly and Confidently

Federal funding is often the lifeblood for many healthcare organizations. Pre-employ helps these providers observe all mandatory hiring stipulations required by the OIG. An important aspect of these laws is to prevent employing medical professionals who are on the exclusion list or sanctioned. Our automated system will keep you in the know about an employee’s healthcare background, including:

  • The type of sanction and reason for the action taken
  • Details of the source behind any disciplinary action taken against them
  • The current status of an imposed sanction and its end date, if applicable

Advanced OIG Search and Exclusion List Monitoring Technology

Stay ahead of potential risk with Pre-employ’s state-of-the-art automated background check technology. Our built-in search tools include options for searching numerous combined federal and state exclusion lists. We also centralize your data for easier management and later review. Make false positives and mismatched data a thing of the past with our award-winning support and software services for your OIG exclusion list search.

Pre-employ Helps Protect Healthcare Companies

Patient safety is a priority for many healthcare organizations in the United States. Mitigating risk plays a significant role in achieving this goal. OIG searches help you gain a clear snapshot of your intended candidate. It exposes negative healthcare sanctions or exclusions that could impact the health and safety of your workplace, employees, and the customers they serve. 

Our clients depend on our automated software and centralized record management tools to quickly process OIG search requests and make those critical employment decisions.