"FACIS (Fraud and Abuse Information Tracking System) is a powerful background screening tool that acquires, aggregates, links and publishes sanctions and disciplinary actions."
Sanctions includes any type of official conviction, debarment, decree, denial, disciplinary action, disqualification, exclusion, expulsion, hindrance, order, penalty, probation, reprimand, sanction, suspension, termination or any type of adverse action taken against a certificate holder, registrant or license/licensee.
FACIS also contains information from all 50 states on individuals who have been the subject of State licensing board sanctions. This information is helpful in assisting healthcare companies avoid other potential liabilities and risks of employing or contracting with individuals who have been subject to performance of behavior problems elsewhere.
The FACIS database contains information from over 700 agency sources. This includes OIG, GSA, DEA, FDA, ORI, PHS, and Tricare, as well as state agencies. Each action by an agency is reported to FACIS separately. An individual or entity may be the subject of adverse action by more than one agency for the same or different events.
FACIS includes full taxonomy by state/district/ commonwealth /territory against all boards, agencies or regulatory entities that issue certificates, registrations or licenses (i.e. approximately 830, considerably more than just MDs and DOs alone) to practice or deliver healthcare goods or services (i.e. persons, professionals, and entities).
FACIS meets the JCAHO’s ten evaluation principles for the Joint Commission standards to be considered a primary source reporter.
FACIS is both NCQA and URAC accredited/certified. Only a handful of data providers across the country can claim that distinction.
The FACIS approach and discipline associated with primary source verification has been evaluated, challenged and approved by the most reputable organizations in healthcare.