5 Employee Drug Screening Articles Healthcare Employers Should Read

We began this month by discussing the topic of physician impairment and the call for drug screening standards in healthcare. A comprehensive employee drug screening program is a great tool to mitigate risk and reduce overall costs for your organization. Whether you are reviewing your organization's drug screening policy or starting from scratch, here are five recent articles covering advice for employers, industry reports and survey findings concerning drug testing in the workplace. 

On July 10, 2013, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced an upgrade to its Exclusions Search along with the July 2013 List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) update. This isn’t the only recent change to this exclusion list. In June 2013, the OIG added new information to the list: the National Provider Identifier, a Waiver, and a Waiver State. With last month’s changes, the OIG released a redesigned exclusions search of the LEIE as well as the upgraded Online Exclusions Database and the LEIE Downloadable Databases. But what do these changes mean for you as an employer?

Physician Impairment and Drug Screening

In our featured article last month we addressed the issue of the importance of performing routine criminal background checks for physicians as a condition of licensure and appointment. We discussed how these checks could play a vital role in ensuring patient and workplace safety, and contribute to improved healthcare outcomes.

5 Best Practices for Effective Healthcare License Verification and Monitoring

An effective license verification and management process can not only ensure patient safety for healthcare organizations, but it can also ensure compliance with accreditation standards and minimize the risk of overpayments. The following are five best practices for effective healthcare license verification and monitoring.

Of the roughly 317 million people living in the United States today, about 12.4 million are arrested every year (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2011). That’s equivalent to almost the entire population of the state of Pennsylvania.

Celebrating National Nurses Week 2013: Clayton Rayford

The American Nurses Association has established National Nurses Week as an annual recognition event celebrated from May 6 through May 12, ending on the founder of modern nursing Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This year, PreCheck would like to join the ANA in recognizing the dedication and passion that our nation’s nurses share in positively changing patients’ lives through their work. We salute them and appreciate their hard work and commitment to health care.

Celebrating Eleven Years of Achievement: Dana Sangerhausen

Since beginning her career at PreCheck as a Client Account Manager more than ten years ago, Dana Sangerhausen has contributed to an energetic company culture that represents the pinnacle of excellence and adaptability within the healthcare and human resources industry. “I have the privilege of waking up every day knowing that I am a part of something meaningful,” she declares.

In honor of Healthcare Human Resources Week, PreCheck reached out to our partners through Social Media to find out their perspective on the Human Resources profession in the healthcare industry. In the first part of our Healthcare Human Resources Week Blog series, we presented Reggie Destin from HCA-Gulf Coast Division's thoughts on this unique and rewarding profession. In our second and final installment, we present you with two additional perspectives from other healthcare organizations in the industry.

PreCheck Celebrates Black History Month in Healthcare and Human Resources

For Black History month we wanted to take time to highlight one of our favorite employees at PreCheck, our president: Bruce Butler. Bruce has been working in healthcare since 1982 (over 30 years) and has a lot of experience and wisdom to impart to today's healthcare professionals.