Medical Registries

Medical Registry searches mitigate risk of non-compliance with regulatory agencies and maintain your ability to bill and receive reimbursement under federal programs.

Including appropriate medical registry searches in your hiring and ongoing employment policies not only protects your organization, but helps maintain patient safety by reducing the risk posed by known provider misconduct. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Select from several specific exclusion lists
  • Background check using primary sources for the most up to date and complete information
  • Uncover sanction, debarment and restriction for all your personnel

Leverage the best resources to identify debarment, exclusion and sanction of your personnel. Don't leave it to chance.

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Are you at risk?

Institutions not properly screening providers – medical and administrative – risk civil monetary penalties (CMP) in addition to billing and reimbursement denial and other civil litigation. 

Here's what you can expect through accessing medical registries for your employment background check: 

  • icon-Researcher-verifiedResearcher verified

  • icon-Nationwide-accessNationwide access where available

  • icon-Cause-for-exclusionCause for exclusion

  • icon-Relevant-datesRelevant dates

  • icon-case-statusEvent status

Some of our most in-demand searches are listed below. As some searches may provide overlapping access or may be best when supplemented by additional services, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your specific requirements! In addition to these searches, we also offer FACIS®* Level 1 thorough Level 3 – the Gold Standard for healthcare sanction screening.

The Office of the Inspector General maintains the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE), giving employers the ability to verify applicants are free from restriction regarding Federal health care programs. Employment of restricted parties can result in heavy CMP and impact federal reimbursement. More information about the OIG Search can be found here.

By searching the Drug Enforcement Administration registrant database, Choice Screening will verify that your provider is registered to handle controlled substances. Penalties for organizations and providers not permitted by the DEA to manage controlled substances are severe and pose obvious safety risk to patients.

Clinical research integrity and regulatory requirements is often managed by searching for FDA disqualification and restriction. Similar FDA restriction can impact other drug applications and related activity simply due to participation, which violates regulatory compliance.

The U.S. General Services Administration maintains a list of parties excluded from participation with or receiving federal contracts as well as some subcontracts, assistance or benefits. This includes the System for Awards Management (SAM), formerly referred to as the Excluded Parties Listing System (EPLS). Usually run in conjunction with the OIG Search, the GSA/SAM/EPLS Search is often used by employers to maintain federal compliance requirements.

The Office of Foreign Assets Control, an arm of the U.S. Treasury, maintains lists of individuals and entities restricted from doing business with the United States. Often used to supplement other restriction lists such as DEA, this search helps employers identify high-risk candidates especially in the financial and medical industries.


Uncovering exclusions and sanctions before hire is essential. Keeping up to date, is just as important. Want to learn how Choice can help?

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