FACIS

Turnaround Time: 6 – 24 hours

The Fraud and Abuse Control Information System (FACIS®) is a multi-level search product that screens the sanction, exclusion, debarment, and disciplinary history of individuals in the healthcare industry. FACIS® includes publicly available current and historical information from thousands of unique sources for all provider types at federal and state levels depending on the level searched.

Did you know

Being an employer in any healthcare related field requires exceptional due diligence when it comes to your risk mitigation program. The health and safety of countless patients or clients depends upon you employing trustworthy individuals. By processing a FACIS® screening on your employees at the beginning of their employment as well as throughout their tenure, you are ensuring that your clients and patients are in the very best hands.

Recommended for

Employers in the health care industry and/or those that hire healthcare professionals. Though both FACIS® levels meet federal requirements for healthcare-related screening, Level 3 is recommended because some states have screening requirements that exceed those of the federal government.

 

FACIS® search reports sanctions related to more than 50 types of healthcare professionals, including but not limited to:

  • Acupuncturists
  • Counselors
  • Nutritionists
  • Optometrists
  • Optical Centers
  • Managed Care Facilities
  • Clinics
  • Psychologists
  • Pharmacies
  • Podiatrists
  • Ambulance Companies
  • Dentists
  • Medical equip. Suppliers
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Home Health Care
  • Radiologists
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Respiratory Care
  • Nurse and Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Laboratories
  • Dietitians
  • Hearing Aid fitters
  • Opticians
  • Audiologists
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance and Billing
  • EMTs
  • Physicians and PAs
  • Social Workers

Sources

Level 1M
This search contains all federal FACIS sources, as well as all state-level Federal Health care Entitlement Program data. This meets and exceeds the minimum OIG recommendation for screening and monitoring of heath care individuals and entitles and includes but it not limited to DHHS-OIG, SAM, GSA, FDA, Tricare, Medicare Opt-Out, 42 HEAT sources and 51 AG Notice and Release sources, 36 State-specific debarment lists and 38 state-specific exclusion lists.

 

Level 3
The most comprehensive search available, Level 3 queries in excess of 3,000 source agencies, including all federal agencies included in a Level 1 search plus licensing board and state Medicaid board information from all 50 states, where available. Organizations can significantly decrease their risk of being sanctioned and/or receiving monetary penalties at both the state and federal level.

Turnaround Time

6 – 24 hours

Information Required

  • Applicant Information – Name and Date of Birth
  • Applicant AKA – Additional names that an applicant’s record might be filed under (maiden names, nicknames, etc.)

Results Guidelines

Possible types of sanctions reported as a result of a FACIS® search include exclusions, termination of license, suspension, revocation, probation and debarments. Information reported by FACIS® is public, published information only. Consultation with qualified legal counsel is recommended.

Potential Outcome (Result)

Clear: No reportable information found
Review: One or more exclusions, termination of license, suspensions, revocations, probations, and/or debarments identified for the subject.
Missing Information: Information required to complete the report is missing from the order. Info Cubic can reach out to you for assistance, or to the candidate directly using our Applicant Connect product. Call us at 1-888-925-0922 for more information.

Sample Report

FACIS Level 3 for Jane Doe COMPLETE - Review
Case #
Defendant : JANE DOE
Source Authority: New Jersey, Department of Law & Public Safety; Office of the Attorney General; Division of Consumer Affairs Publication Filing Date  01/01/2012  
 
Case #    
Defendant : JANE DOE
Source Authority: New Jersey, Department of Law & Public Safety; Office of the Attorney General; Division of Consumer Affairs Publication Filing Date  04/19/2010  
 
Charge Information
Jurisdiction Source State
Offense Date Filing Date
Disposition Date Pending Date
Comments
Charge Information
Source-Authority Authority: New Jersey, Department of Law & Public Safety; Office of the Attorney General; Division of Consumer Affairs. Publication Name: New Jersey, Department of Law & Public Safety; Office of the Attorney General; Division of Consumer Affairs; Board of Nursing - Disciplinary Actions. Published Date: 2012 04 19. License Number: 12AB123456  
Actions Start Date: 2012-02-23 Verification Professional License Disciplinary Action, Current Action, Revoked, Suspended, or Inactive Matched by name and address per public record query.  
   
License status: Expired Reverse public record query using the FACIS Provider's name and address returns one result matching the Candidate's SSN and DOB. Obtained the FACIS Provider's address per Verisys National License Search.  
   
NJ Board of Nursing: Name: Jane Doe Address: Eden Prairie, MN Profession/License Type: Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurse License No: 12AB123456 License Status: Expired Status Change Reason: Terminated Issue Date: 5/10/2008 Expiration Date: 5/31/2011 Board Action: YES *Please visit DCA's website to see the final disposition documents.* A "YES" in the "Board Action" field indicates that the licensee has a public record of some form of action on file with the Board/Committee. Board actions may come in the form of a Consent Order, Cease and Desist Order, Interim Order, Reprimand, a finalized Uniform Penalty Letter, agreed upon Settlement Letter or Final Order. In some instances, "Yes" will represent that a public record of a pending matter such as an Administrative Complaint or a Provisional Order of Discipline may have been filed with the Board/Committee. Such documents represent the filing of allegations by the Attorney General, and do not represent a finding of misconduct until the matter is adjudicated by the Board. Contact the Board/Committee directly to obtain a copy of such documents. For discipline information prior to January 01, 2010 please contact the Board of Nursing via bondisciplineinquery@dca.lps.state.nj.us License URL:https://newjersey.mylicense.com/verification_4_6/Search.aspx  
   
Comments Order terminating Probations. Adher to the terms and conditions of the order.
 

FAQ

Q: What does FACIS® mean?
A: FACIS® is the Fraud & Abuse Control Information System. It is a database that consists of records of sanctions and adverse actions taken in the healthcare field.

 

Q: Can I run FACIS® on my employees on an ongoing basis?
A: Yes, many healthcare employers choose to run FACIS® regularly on all of their employees to ensure no new information has been added to the database on their existing employees.
 

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The Cube Feature

Employers in the healthcare industry may choose to occasionally screen their entire workforce, or a subset of employees, to ensure nothing new appears in the database after they have begun employment. This becomes especially critical when employees have contact with sensitive populations, and to stay in compliance with federal requirements. Using The Cube’s batch ordering process is very simple way to run a large group of employees at once to complete annual, semi-annual, or quarterly screening.

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