Accurate Background is diligent in its service to the healthcare industry including health systems (hospitals, medical centers & clinics), healthcare staffing firms, long term care providers, assisted living and more. We understand the need of healthcare to maintain compliance in all federal and state regulations as well as JCAHO standards. We work closely with healthcare providers to customize a screening program based on their challenges and unique needs while offering the best possible cost efficiency.
County Criminal Searches
Accurate Background electronically links to federal, state and local courthouses via a secure court interface. With direct, real-time admittance into over 1800 county courts, efficiency and turnaround time is greatly improved when our in-house researchers use our CourtAxis system. (This is not a database; rather it is an access tool to obtain the identical information, as if you physically were present in the court house.)
County Criminal Searches examine criminal records in county courts, and research any felony and/or misdemeanor cases reported on an applicant. These searches yield levels of offense, charges, file numbers, file dates, disposition and sentences. We provide a standard 7 year search; however, longer time frames are permissible in many counties (and may be permissible based on industry specific regulations). Accurate Background has the capability to conduct searches in any county within the United States.
Many companies provide only misdemeanors that are filed in conjunction with a felony case. These are referred to as "related misdemeanors", which are simply detected on a Superior Court level; cases with smaller offenses, such as Petty Theft are not reported and therefore not found in the competitor's search. If the search is conducted in both courts, there is frequently a charge per court. Accurate Background searches both the Superior and Municipal county seats for one price; this comprehensive search provides both felonies and misdemeanors at a competitive value.
It is recommended that County Criminal Searches are ordered in conjunction with Accurate Background's National SSN/Address Locater (SSN Trace), as multiple counties may be identified. Frequently, applicants will not report residential addresses in counties where they have had criminal activity.
Federal Criminal Search
Accurate Background's Federal Criminal Searches retrieve state level records from Federal District courts to discover crimes committed against the United States Government. Federal Criminal Searches reveal offenses such as bank robbery, tax evasion, Internet crimes, and mail fraud.
Federal criminal cases are typically filed without defendant identifiers. Therefore, positive identification for inclusion in the background report is extremely difficult. If a Federal Criminal Search does return a possible case, Accurate Background's FederalPlus service automatically conducts additional research to uncover personal identifiers associated with the federal case. Our unique processes and methods reveal information from each of the 92 federal districts. This extra measure assures a prospective employer that a federal conviction report identifies the convicted criminal and confirms the correct case information is being reported.
National Criminal Database
The National Criminal Database is a proprietary database compiled from US court records. The data is sourced from county courts, statewide criminal databases, as well as sex offender and correctional databases. The National Criminal Database is updated on a weekly or monthly basis depending on the original source.
Data is also included from:
- Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) - Limited Access
- FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List
- FBI's Most Wanted Fugitive List
- Wanted fugitive lists published by ten additional federal agencies, such as the US Department of Justice, US Customs Service, US Marshals Service, US Secret Service, US Drug Enforcement Agency, etc.
- Wanted fugitive lists published by numerous state and local law enforcement agencies
Statewide Criminal Record Searches
Provides statewide searches for felony and/or misdemeanor convictions (where available) on State repositories. Not all states allow public access to statewide criminal records information. Some allow access, while others require written application forms. Access may require a specific authorization form or specific identifying information such as full name, address, date of birth, social security number, and county of residence.
Information provided by a statewide record system may be incomplete due to limited date ranges or the limited number of courts and offenses for which records are maintained. Depending on the state, statewide criminal record repositories vary in detail and scope. There is no overall standard or federal law that determines how records of crimes (felonies or misdemeanors) are collected, indexed, searched, or used. The data available may reflect arrest information obtained by police departments, county cases forwarded from local courts, or other criminal reporting agencies by the state.
This product alone is not compliant with the FCRA and cannot be the only tool used to determine an applicant's suitability for employment. This search is solely intended to provide a broader approach to uncover possible criminal activity beyond where the documented evidence points. Hiring decisions must not be based solely upon the results of just the Statewide Criminal Record Search per the FCRA.
National SSN/Address Locator
Accurate Background's National SSN/Address Locater is primarily used to identify counties where applicants reside. This search gathers information from a multitude of venues such as credit bureaus, public records (real property) and moving records from mailing houses. Accurate Background's National SSN/Address Locater searches credit headers and association algorithms in over 20 billion records, which uncover recent relocations as well as historical addresses. This nationwide search provides summaries of the applicant's name, name variations (such as maiden or previous names), date of birth, current address, and phone number.
Our National SSN/Address Locater is a comprehensive tool which differentiates our service from others who use traditional credit report headers. Using our tool, Accurate Background tends to identify 30-50% more counties. (Most traditional credit headers are limited to three prior addresses.)
Past and/or current employer(s) are contacted on behalf of the applicant. Accurate Background will verify information provided such as dates of employment, position held, salary and eligibility for rehire.
In the event that employment is otherwise unverifiable, Accurate Background's IVAN™ system's Document Collection Service can be used to coordinate the request and receipt of official W2s or 1099s directly from applicants. We seamlessly collect and confirm the information (in the form of a fax, e-fax, or physical mail delivery) on your behalf.
When verification calls to previous employers are non-responsive; or the targeted company is no longer in business, requesting W2s or 1099s directly from the applicant can be an instrumental way to verify company address, and the applicant's compensation range. W2s can also be used to verify current employment, in the event that an applicant does not want their current employer contacted.
Our Education Verification service confirms credentials earned directly with the schools. Dates of attendance, major, degree(s) earned, and graduation will be verified from the information provided by the applicant.
Professional License Verifications
Confirm that your applicant is fully licensed in their field (ex. medical practitioners, certified public accountants, insurance agents etc.) Accurate Background contacts the issuing state authority to verify license status. When available, date of issuance and expiration will also be provided along with any disciplinary action on file.
Brief phone interviews are conducted to provide insight on the character of the applicant. Customized open-ended questions are used to facilitate a meaningful dialogue. Your company is welcome to develop its own set of questions or use a recommended template that Accurate Background can provide.
Credit Reports search nationwide through one of the credit agencies for individual credit history including places of employment and prior addresses, credit account types, terms, amounts past due, loan types, balances, public records, high credit, dates opened and closed, payment patterns, credit limits and modes of payment.
Civil Searches check the civil county courts for any suits filed. The monetary amount of the claim, determines the court in which it is filed.
Provide a summary of civil suits filed by or against the applicant. Accurate will provide a summary of the complaint and final order, or if a case is pending, a summary of the status of the suit.
Searches the federal district within the state for any claims filed by the applicant against the United States Government (such as discrimination, copyright infringements or civil right issues). Accurate Background will provide a summary of the complaint and the final order, or if a case is pending, a summary of the status of the suit.
Motor Vehicle Reports
Motor Vehicle Reports query each State's Department of Motor Vehicles and provides a 3-5 year driving history on an applicant. Possible out of state driving related charges and vehicle-related crimes are frequently included on the report.
Accurate Background, Inc. conducts background searches on an international basis, and with the advent of our IVAN™, employment and education verifications can be conducted across the globe faster than a traditional call center.
Customer Tailored International Products
We offer clients a full suite of worldwide applicant screening services in any country in the world where data can be legally obtained. Coverage includes service to Asia, Africa, Middle East, South America, North America and Europe. International background checks require different training, knowledge, and access to in-country information resources in each country.
Once armed with information such as relevant country, type of applicants, for example U.S. Expatriate, U.S. Resident Alien, Foreign National, type of positions, location of intended employment, and types of international requests, our Data Protection Specialists can customize a screening program tailored to meet your organization’s needs, and reflect adherence to a given country’s employment and privacy legislation.
- International Criminal Court Records or International Police Records where applicable
- Motor Vehicle Records Checks
- International Drug Testing Network
- International Credit History
- International Consumer Credit Report (in lieu of credit history. Basically pulls all civil records)
- International Civil History / Litigation / Bankruptcy Checks
- International Civil Court Records
- Document Authentications
- International Address Verification
- International Education Verifications
- International Employment Verifications
- International Professional Qualification & Credential
- International Reference Checks
- Regulatory Authorities Check
- Corporate Scandals & Terrorist Financing Check
- Foreign Newswire Service, Media Search
Availability, data & forms required, data privacy laws and pricing may vary by country.
- International Criminal Court Records or International Police Records where applicable
Fraud & Abuse Control Information System (FACIS®)
Accurate Background provides information drawn from more than 1000 government agencies and over 555,000 records of sanctioned health care providers including the DHHS OIG, State Medicaid Fraud Control Units, State Health Departments, Tri-Care, Licensing/Disciplinary Agencies, DEA, FDA, GSA. We search the Federal, Medicare, Medicaid Sanctions listing of individuals or entities that are prohibited from participating in government programs and information on fraud abuse specific to the medical industry. FACIS® is a registered trademark of Verisys Corporation.
Office of Inspector General's (OIG) Exclusion List
Accurate Background works in partnership with the United States Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) to discover whether or not your applicant has been excluded from participating in federally-funded healthcare programs. The basis for exclusion includes:
- Fraud convictions related to federally funded healthcare programs
- Patient abuse convictions related to federally funded healthcare programs
- Actions handed down by the licensing board
- Payment default on Health Education Assistance Loans
Government Services Agency (GSA) Exclusion List
The Government Services Agency (GSA) Exclusion List is a central compilation of information provided by more than 85 government agencies. Accurate Background searches the GSA Exclusion List for information regarding individuals and entities that are debarred, suspended, excluded, or disqualified from receiving Federal contracts, subcontracts, and certain Federal assistance and benefits.
Debarment or suspension from one government agency results in automatic suspension or debarment in all Federal agencies therefore, if your organization participates in federal contracts or subcontracts, it is imperative that you search this central list on all applicants and employees within your organization who are involved in a federal program.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Debarment List
Accurate Background searches the FDA Debarment List for information regarding individuals and businesses that have been banned from the drug industry. Debarred individuals may no longer work for anyone with an approved or pending drug product application with the FDA and debarred businesses may no longer submit drug applications to the FDA.
FDA Disqualified / Restricted / Assurances List for Clinical Investigators
The FDA Disqualified / Restricted / Assurances List for Clinical Investigators consists of a compilation of lists revealing information regarding clinical researchers who have been disqualified or restricted from scientific studies designed to develop evidence supporting the safety and effectiveness of investigational drugs, biological products, and medical devices. This search also includes a list of clinical researchers who have provided adequate assurances to the FDA of their future compliance with regulations surrounding investigational drugs and biological products.
American Medical Association (AMA) Physician Profile
The AMA Physician Profile confirms physician privileges and credentials using a comprehensive collection of data from the following sources:
- Medical School Education
- Graduate Medical Education
- American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS®) Specialty Board Certification
- State Licensure
- DEA Registration
Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Physicians Profile
The FSMB Physicians Profile is a central repository for formal actions taken against physicians by state licensing and disciplinary boards, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and a growing list of international regulatory organizations including Canada, England, Australia, and New Zealand. Using this service, Accurate Background can assist your organization in continuous monitoring that alerts you to recently adjudicated cases.
The information provided includes:
- Consent Orders
- Licensure denials
- Administrative actions (fines, warnings, etc.)
- Board actions resulting from criminal convictions
- Medicare and/or Medicaid exclusions/reinstatements
- Military and/or federal regulatory actions