Background Check Investigation
Including public background checks as part of the employment background screening package is a quick and effective way to verify applicant integrity. Sterling offers investigative background checks into critical and sensitive areas.
Fraud and Abuse Control Information System (FACIS)
The Fraud and Abuse Control Information System helps to identify individuals and entities that have been officially sanctioned in the field of healthcare. To allow organizations to make informed risk management decisions, Sterling offers employee background investigations at FACIS screening Level 1, which meets the government’s minimum requirements for sanction screening, as well as background investigations at FACIS Levels 2 and 3, which provide increasingly robust information at the State level.
Office of Inspector General (OIG)
For many years, Congress has worked diligently to protect the integrity of the U.S. health and welfare system by detecting system abuse and medical identity theft. Through an OIG investigation background check, Sterling identifies sanctioned individuals, protecting your reputation, your staff and those under their care.
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Through the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals. By incorporating this public background check into your employment background investigation, Sterling ensures your candidate is not on this watchlist.
National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)
Increasing medical malpractice litigation and the need to improve the quality of medical care led Congress to create the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). Sterling uses this database to identify those reported to engage in unprofessional behavior and identify physicians and other healthcare practitioners reported to be incompetent. As part of an employment background screening package, it is intended to augment, not replace, traditional forms of credentials review.