Top 10 Reasons NOT to Invest in Exclusion Screening Software

Posted by Frank Strafford on October 12, 2015 in Industry News,

Why Not to Invest in Exclusion Screening Software

Plenty of healthcare organizations don’t use exclusion screening software.

Wondering why not?  Here’s what they’ll tell you!

Why Not to Invest in Exclusion Screening Software

  1. It’s no big deal to do exclusion checks in-house.  

    Our office staff loves to re-screen every employee over multiple databases every month. Doesn’t everyone?

  1. We’re a small enterprise.  

    We only need to screen medical personnel, housekeeping, dietary, office staff… Plus all our vendors.  No sweat.

  1. Our HR department can handle it.  

    Hey, between managing everyone’s schedules, PTO, complaints, etc., they’ve got nothing else to do.

  1. The OIG never catches anyone anyway.   

    The $10.5 million in fines issued last year was the result of a bunch of freak accidents.

  1. We don’t even understand what exclusion screening IS.  

    Therefore, the OIG won’t care if we don’t do it.

  1. We can’t afford it.   

    Which is why we’re also planning to get rid of our accountant and do our financials in-house.  Professionals are so expensive nowadays!

  1. Nobody on our staff is excluded.  

    Even if the OIG excludes people for defaulting on education loans or letting a license lapse, our staff would NEVER do that.

  1. We already did criminal background checks.  

    As long as our staff members are not dangerous, that’s good enough for us.

  1. We’re too busy to think about exclusion screening.  

    If we ignore it long enough, it might go away.

  1. We can take the loss.  

    Worst comes to worst, a couple hundred thousand bucks in fines won’t hurt a company like ours, anyway.

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