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What is a GSA Background Check?

For health care organizations, patient safety is paramount. Ensuring that the providers who serve patients, some of our most vulnerable populations, are properly credentialed, verified, and have the necessary qualifications and training is only the beginning of a sound compliance program. Proper credentialing and verification means accessing the right data sources and keeping up to…

Federal Agencies Provide Valuable Data Used in Health Care Credentialing & Screening

Attorney Generals And Federal Agencies The U.S. Attorney General (AG) is the chief law enforcement officer of the Federal government as the head of the Department of Justice. The position is appointed by the President and sits within the Cabinet that also includes the Vice President and 15 of the President’s top advisors. The State…

What Is the OFAC Sanctions List?

Here’s what you need to know about the OFAC sanctions list — the searchable database of individuals and entities restricted from doing business with U.S. businesses and individuals. We’ll explore what it means for health care organizations, and how maintaining compliance reduces reputational, financial, and patient risk. What is OFAC? According to the U.S. Department…

Why ISO 9001:2015 is Critical for Compliance Excellence

When it comes to health care, quality matters. One of the hallmarks of quality control is the ability to identify problems and solve them efficiently without disruption to the customer or end-user. However, these processes aren’t necessarily easy to put into place or even to identify. That’s where ISO 900:2015 comes in. The International Standard…

The U.S. Department of the Treasury Protects the Integrity of our Financial System and Assists in Combating Health Care Fraud

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s primary function is to promote economic stability and prosperity as well as protect the financial security of the United States. Its purview reaches into the world economy both for reasons of financial opportunity as well as identifying national security and financial threats. The SDN List is Available Online to…

How Health Care Organizations Use the Death Master File

According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in 2019, the Office of the Inspector General brought “809 criminal actions against individuals or organizations engaging in crimes against HHS programs and the beneficiaries they serve,” as well as 695 civil actions. Altogether, this amounts to nearly $5.9 billion in misspent funds from Medicare,…

Is the Pharma Industry Paying Enough Attention to Their B2B Relationships?

Within pharmaceutical companies, compliance often dominates decision making – especially in this age of intense scrutiny and looming litigation.  During my 8+ years of pharma experience, it became obvious to me that there were certain functional areas within a company where compliance was more paramount than others.  Speaker Programs, Sales Force Training, Clinical Trials, and…

The Stakes are High for Patient Safety—Malpractice Claims Data Exposes High-Risk Providers

Screening and monitoring against malpractice data is the most direct way for health systems and provider organizations to expose high-risk providers and protect patients. It is important to screen the broad population of an organization against malpractice claims data because it’s not only physicians who harm patients from malpractice; injuries can be caused by radiologists,…

Verisys Sponsors and Presents at the Health Plan Accreditation National Summit in Las Vegas

The Health Plan Accreditation National Summit was held on February 19 – 20 in Las Vegas, NV. Health Plan Accreditation (HPA) professionals, healthcare payer organizations, consultants serving health plans, and software solution providers from around the country gathered for this two-day event. These professionals shared with one another the tools and processes they have in…

What Are DEA Numbers and What Are They Used For?

A DEA number is assigned by the US Drug Enforcement Administration to any health care provider, including physicians, optometrists, dentists, veterinarians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. This number allows these providers to write prescriptions for controlled substances; it is also a way for the DEA to track who is prescribing what. In October 2019, a…