Audits from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) play an essential role in ensuring the continued safety of your organization. The commission provides standards for both air and surface emergency medical transport. Audits are necessary to maintain accreditation.
While CAMTS is an independent organization and the certification is voluntary, many jurisdictions require EMS organizations to maintain those standards.
1. Thorough Exclusion Screening
Verification monitoring enables your organization to automate the process of exclusion screening. The NBS Verification Monitoring tool provides extensive checks of both federal and state exclusion lists to ensure that no exclusions go overlooked. Both OIG and state Medicaid exclusions are included.
Catching all exclusions prevents your organization from employing individuals who have been found to pose an unacceptable risk. The reasons behind exclusions differ, but they all have in common the element that the person in question has gone through an administrative sanction and been deemed unsuitable for EMS and other medical organizations.
2. Sanction Records
Administrative sanctions can lead to many different outcomes for the professionals involved. Consequences can be temporary or permanent. Individuals who are sanctioned can lose their license, face suspension, or be excluded from any federal and state healthcare programs.
Having complete access to sanctions records allows your organization to verify the history of any potential staff members. It gives you complete control over your team composition and will enable you to catch issues that didn’t lead to exclusions but might still present a significant risk to your organization and team members.
3. License Verification
License verification can be a troublesome administrative task that can take excessive amounts of time. During this time, it isn’t clear if the selected candidate will proceed, and organizations are limited in their actions. Verification monitoring provides quick and reliable access to state board-issued licenses.
Having a reliable and easy-to-use verification method for licenses is critical to your organization’s ongoing operations. Without it, you will be unable to determine if potential staff members have the credentials they claim, introducing a significant security risk.
4. Saving Time on Administrative Tasks
Every step of verification takes time and money for your organization. They are often complex tasks that involve liaising with multiple departments across multiple states. Verification monitoring automates and streamlines these tasks, letting your organization put their time to better use.
The reliability of verification monitoring services also reduces time lost to human error. Verification tasks already take excessive time, but any errors can significantly compound lost time and reduce your organization’s efficiency.
5. Liability Mitigation
Your organization needs to demonstrate that it has taken every reasonable action it can to mitigate risk in the case of any incidents. If it’s determined that your organization employs individuals who have faked their credentials or whose exclusions you have not noticed, you can face severe and immediate consequences.
Implementing verification monitoring can provide your organization with protection against fake licenses and missed exclusions. The process is comprehensive and reduces the risk of human error and fraud significantly.
To hear more about the NBS Verification Monitoring tool and how it can help your organization, contact firstname.lastname@example.org today.