Verification the Right Way: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

If a health care provider knows or 'should have known' a party it hired or contracted was [on the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities], it faces fines of up to $10,000 per occurrence.

You probably wouldn’t buy brand-name prescription medication on the Internet, or a Rolex out of the trunk of a car. If you don’t know where something comes from – and if it seems too good to be true – chances are it’s probably not the real thing.

The same is true for background checks. Not knowing the source of screening information can create regulatory compliance headaches and have serious consequences for health care HR professionals. The information collected as part of a background check is only as good as its source – and sources aren’t always what they seem.

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