Leading Background Screening Providers Team to Offer FACIS® Data to Healthcare Agencies

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Strategic agreement between Employment Background Investigations and Government Management Services helps healthcare companies avoid hiring pitfalls.

Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI) and Government Management Services, Inc. (GMS) have agreed to jointly provide FACIS® to healthcare agencies nationwide, the two recently announced.

The strategic agreement means healthcare companies can now avoid many potential liabilities and the risks of hiring individuals with histories of performance or behavior problems.

For the first time, EBI and its clients will now gain access to GMS tools that screen individuals and entities in the healthcare field against a historical database of adverse actions, exclusions and debarments, probations and letters of reprimand. This is made possible through GMS' Fraud Abuse Control Information System (FACIS®), their powerful tool that reports on more than 800 sources and over 50 types of healthcare professionals and entities in all 50 states.

Ranging from physicians and PAs, nurses, mental health professionals and pharmacists to home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, managed care agencies and ambulatory services, FACIS puts a wealth of accurate data at the fingertips of EBI and its clients. This availability of this information helps healthcare companies avoid other potential liabilities and the risks of employing or even contracting with individuals who've been subject to performance or behavior problems in the past.

"Our collaboration will enhance EBI’s delivery of useful, insightful information to our healthcare clients, which include some of the largest and most prominent agencies in the industry," said Rick Kurland, President of EBI. "EBI is committed to providing our customers with the information they need to make sound decisions in the employment process. By accessing FACIS, EBI can help our clients streamline their employment hiring process, all the while ensuring government compliance."

"With their large healthcare client base and great reputation in the healthcare screening field, it was only natural we partner with EBI," said Lorinda Linthicum, Director of Marketing and Customer Relations of GMS. "Both companies have deep commitments to the healthcare industry. By providing their clients with a one-stop shop for OIG/GSA sanctions, OFAC, FDA, DEA and Tri-Core actions along with scans of state actions, EBI has empowered their clients in the industry. These tools will greatly increase the ease with which their clients can ensure governmental compliance."

About Employment Background Investigations, Inc.

Employment Background Investigations (http://www.ebiinc.com) is a full service, single-source, premier provider of employee background screening services. Nearly 2,000 companies worldwide utilize EBI’s background screening, drug testing and occupational healthcare services every day to make better and safer hiring decisions. Given its state-of-the-art technology platforms, it’s safe to say that no one delivers background screening results faster or with a higher degree of accuracy. Personalized customer care has been the key reason for EBI’s remarkable growth over the last 11 years; this ascent has won them a recent acknowledgement as being one of the best and largest screening companies in the country (per HRO Today Magazine).

About Government Management Services

Government Management Services, Inc. (GMS) was founded to assist healthcare industry personnel search a single database containing information on healthcare individuals and entities that have been excluded from federal healthcare programs as well as on adverse actions taken by State government licensing boards. The database GMS created for this purpose is called the Fraud and Abuse Control Information System (FACIS®).

Contact:

Rick Kurland, President

Employment Background Investigations

PO Box 629

Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

(800) 324-7700

Lorinda Linthicum, Director of Marketing and Customer Relations        

Government Management Services, Inc.

4817 B Eisenhower Drive

Alexandria, VA 22304

(800) 718-5753 ext 466

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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