Protect Patients and Avoid Fines with Automated Medical Sanctions Checks

2021-06-15T11:14:42-04:00

A medical sanctions check provides insight into a healthcare professional's background, identifying any penalties, suspensions, or disciplinary actions against them. Regulatory guidelines from the U.S. Office of the Inspector General (OIG) mandate that healthcare organizations can't employ sanctioned vendors or individuals, meaning that anyone who employs medical practitioners, such as physicians and nurses, must conduct regular sanctions checks to avoid being penalized. Violating federal sanctions can result in hefty fines, suspensions, or even possible jail time, [...]