Contingent Workforce Background Check Best Practices for Healthcare Employers

According to a January 2014 article by Staffing Industry Analysts, a global advisor on contingent workforces, the percent of total U.S.

Re-Screening Current Employees to Protect Patient Care in the Long-Term

We recently discussed how often hospitals should run background checks on employees, but what about healthcare organizations in general? Even for non-hospital care organizations, patient care is still a concern. In fact, in its most recent work plan, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) stated it would continue to focus on the safety of long-term healthcare facilities in 2014 and beyond.

Corporate Negligence and Medical Malpractice Considerations for Medical Staff Services

Medical malpractice lawsuits can be a nightmare, but fortunately, there are ways to mitigate the risk your organization may experience, says attorney Joshua McCaig of Polsinelli LLC who spoke about corporate negligence and medical malpractice at the 2013 National Association Medical Staff Services Conference. We connected with him recently to talk about mitigating risk and how medical staff services departments can help protect their organizations. In this article, Mr.

On May 21, 2014, PreCheck hosted a complimentary webinar covering the hottest legal issues facing employers in 2014. Guest speakers A. Kevin Troutman and Mauro Ramirez, labor and employment law attorneys from Fisher & Phillips law firm provided tips and best practices to mitigate risk during this educational session. The webinar recording is now available on-demand here.

Malpractice Claims: The Case for Physician Background and Drug Screening

Performing background checks on your hospital’s physicians can complement your credentialing and re-credentialing process. While it may not be a standard procedure for medical staff offices at healthcare organizations, current trends in the industry indicate that it may be beneficial as a risk mitigation tool. Not only can malpractice claims be costly for your hospital, but they can also damage your reputation and it is much more difficult to recover once the damage is done.

Affordable Care Act Patient Navigators: Why Background Checks are Critical

When it comes to background checks, the State of Texas has been active.