This article will help you:
- Decide whether to include FACIS checks in your background check packages
- Choose between FACIS Level 1M and Level 3
- Understand your candidate's experience
Checkr's FACIS (Fraud and Abuse Control Information Systems) Check searches databases for records of adverse actions against individuals and entities in the healthcare field. These records may include information on disciplinary actions ranging from exclusions and debarments to letters of reprimand and probation.
If you’re hiring in the financial, government, healthcare or technology industries, Checkr’s FACIS check is recommended to manage risk and compliance. Checkr offers two levels of screening to meet state and federal hiring regulations: Level 1M and Level 3.
Even though both FACIS Level 1M and 3 meet federal requirements for healthcare-related screening, Level 3 is recommended because some states have screening requirements that go beyond those of the federal government.
The Fraud and Abuse Control Information System (FACIS) Level 1 Search
FACIS Level 1 meets the federal requirements outlined in the Office of Inspector General Compliance Program Guidance. It includes a search of the federal Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) maintained by the General Service Administration, and the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) maintained by the Office of the Inspector General. It also searches state-specific Medicare and Medicaid data where available.
Level 1M, which Checkr offers as part of our Level 1 search, combines the above searches with disciplinary action information from all agencies listed in the FACIS database.
The Fraud and Abuse Control Information System (FACIS) Level 3 Search
FACIS Level 3 is the gold standard of healthcare exclusion and debarment screening. This product includes all of the items contained in FACIS Level 1M plus 2,500 additional state sources; for example, the Illinois Department of Public Health, Alabama Board of Optometry, and Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. While this search exceeds minimum federal requirements, it offers full coverage for a high-level risk management policy.
FACIS may be run as a standalone Screening.
Candidates will be asked to provide their name, date of birth, SSN, zip code, and contact information.
They will then be presented and asked to acknowledge receipt of applicable forms and notifications, including Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and an Acknowledgement and Authorization for Background Check.
After the candidate consents to the background check, Checkr will initiate the Check.