What do the various levels of FACIS® mean and which level is recommended for monitoring?

FACIS® is separated into three levels that allow you to screen employees and vendors against different primary sources for exclusions, debarments, sanctions, and disciplinary actions.

FACIS Level 1 includes:  OIG, GSA, DEA, FDA, PHS, ORI, TRICARE and OFAC-SDN data (federal only) and Medicare Opt-Out.

FACIS Level 1M includes:  FACIS Level 1 plus State Medicaid sanctions, 42 HEAT sources and 51 AG Notice and Release sources, and state level procurement/contractor debarment sources.

FACIS Level 3 includes:  All sources included in FACIS 1/1M and the sanctioning boards from all 56 U.S. jurisdictions across all provider types.

At a minimum, FACIS® Level 1M, satisfies the recommendations set forth by the OIG and CMS by screening employees for federal and state exclusions and debarments, however many of our clients feel that the best practice is to take a more assertive approach by monitoring employees through FACIS® Level 3, because it protects them from the potential negative ramifications of employing individuals or vendors who are sanctioned by a state level licensing board.

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