This article will help you:
- Decide whether to include FACIS screenings in your background check packages
- Choose between FACIS Level 1M and Level 3
If you’re hiring in the financial, government, healthcare or technology industries, Checkr’s Fraud and Abuse Control Information System (FACIS) screening 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
Note: Checkr’s FACIS Level 1 search corresponds to the industry-wide FACIS Level 1M. It includes a state-level Medicaid 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 multiple agencies and one state of choice.
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.