We have covered the importance of OIG compliance monitoring in our previous blog post, but we have yet to really get into the “how” when it comes to checking the OIG Exclusion list, State Exclusion lists, SAM (System for Awards Management) EPLS, and the myriad other sanction/exclusion lists you may be inclined to check for compliance. The “how” is where Vālenz® Health’s EPStaffCheck solution comes into play.
Your exclusion screening could just involve going to the OIG website and checking the individuals on your roster against the OIG list of Excluded Individuals, one by one, then repeating the process for state exclusion lists, then again for SAM EPLS, and so on and so forth each month. This consumes employee time that could be spent providing value elsewhere.
Exclusion Screening with EPStaffCheck
EPStaffCheck will let you upload your rosters and will check them against all those sanction/exclusion lists at the same time, and produce a detailed report for you in minutes. EPStaffCheck will immediately let you know which individuals are good to go, and which have possible results that warrant further investigation to ensure your organization isn’t in danger of being hit with a CMP from the OIG or another agency.
EPStaffCheck is also built to tailor directly to your needs as an organization. If you organization is small enough to where checking individuals one by one is your method of choice, you can still save time by checking individuals against multiple sanction/exclusion databases in one place. Need the ability to check batches of individuals and vendors all at one time? Then our Professional tier offers everything you need to ensure your compliance monitoring is top notch. For larger organizations, our Enterprise tier offers expedited support and an admin portal to manage users and set permissions. Beyond that, our Enhanced tier handles the bulk of your compliance monitoring for you, giving your organization one less thing to worry about each month.
On top of saving you time and helping you avoid costly mistakes on the exclusion side of compliance, EPStaffCheck also offers the ability to check licenses to ensure they are valid and up to date.
EPStaffCheck follows Office of Inspector General (OIG) best practices to ensure your organization is audit ready when the time comes with documentation trails to meet all JCAHO requirements.