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VICTIG’s articles of the week
Here are two great articles we found this week. Both of these articles are a reminder to not take short cuts when you are doing background screening. We always tell our clients that only doing just a national criminal database search isn’t enough and also is not compliant. There is really too much liability with only doing a database search when you are vetting potential employees. I wont ramble on but both of these articles are a good read.
taken from www.mcknights.com
by James Berklan January 03, 2011
Provider to pay $376,000 for hiring ineligible employees
In a case that is sure to fuel the push for more extensive nursing home employee background checks, an Indiana provider has been slapped with $376,000 in penalties for employing seven individuals who either had been stripped of their licenses or convicted of criminal offenses.
Indiana officials are calling it one of the biggest fines of its kind, ballooned by the fact that the provider, American Senior Companies, did not self-report the violations. ASC is the operator of nursing homes owned by a public agency that runs the Marion County Health Department and Wishard Memorial Hospital.
The seven employees in question were ineligible to work where Medicaid payments were involved. The U.S. Office of the Inspector General became aware of the problem in early 2009 after being notified by the Indiana Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, a division of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.