PractitionerCheck - Protect your integrity

By: Precheck  09-12-2011
Keywords: Healthcare, Private Investigators, background checks

Current industry guidelines and requirements are strict and getting stricter. Protect your patients and reputation with deeper criminal background investigations for physicians and other professionals you work with.

Effects can be devastating

Today's healthcare organizations typically exercise great diligence in verifying the academic credentials and relevant experience of their physicians and allied health professionals before these individuals begin work. This scrutiny is well founded, since their patients' health and even survival depend on rapid and accurate decisions by caregivers. Unfortunately, healthcare organizations are not always as diligent in checking the criminal backgrounds of those healthcare professionals. Such an oversight can have devastating financial effects on healthcare organizations and fatal results for patients.

Why conduct criminal background checks?

Although the number of practicing physicians and allied health professionals who have a criminal background is small, the consequences of their actions can have a devastating impact on the organizations where they work. The routine performance of criminal background checks on these personnel at appointment and reappointment can:

  • Reduce your risk
  • Conform to existing and emerging guidelines
  • Provide added peace of mind for your patients
  • Protect your reputation in your community

Comprehensive criminal background services

PreCheck takes an investigative approach to screening and has a staff of licensed private investigators reviewing and processing every application. PractitionerCheck offers healthcare organizations comprehensive packages of criminal searches for physicians and allied health professionals that could include:

  • Positive identification
  • Maiden/AKA name search
  • County criminal records search
  • U.S. Federal Criminal District Court search
  • U.S. Federal Civil District Court search
  • U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court search
  • Sex Offender registry search
  • SanctionCheck™ - Medicare/Medicaid screening and integrity review through our exclusive partnership with the National Healthcare Data Bank (NHDB), which includes OIG, GSA and terrorist lists, plus numerous federal and state agencies.

Clients can easily order PractitionerCheck services, check status and access the results at any time through our secure client website. PractitionerCheck packages are flexible and can be customized to fit your healthcare organization's needs. Reduce your liability, protect your organization's reputation and be prepared for upcoming industry requirements by requiring physicians and allied health professionals to have a criminal background check.

Keywords: background checks, Criminal Background, Healthcare, Healthcare Organizations, Private Investigators

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