OIG Healthcare Sanctions Searches

Confirm the standing of all your healthcare practitioners to comply with federal regulations

What Are Healthcare Sanctions Searches?

Healthcare Sanctions Searches give insight to a healthcare professional’s medical background. We search more than 1,000 government sources for any penalties, suspensions, or punitive or disciplinary actions taken against a healthcare professional.

Why Run Healthcare Sanctions Searches?

The US Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) guidance bars healthcare organizations from hiring anyone who has been sanctioned or “excluded” from participating in federal programs.

Maintain Eligibility

Maintain Eligibility

to participate in Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal programs

Avoid OIG Penalties

Avoid OIG Penalties

 of up to $10,000 for every day the sanctioned or excluded person worked

Reduce Risks

Reduce Risks

to your patients, your staff, and your organization’s reputation

What Types Of Healthcare Sanctions Searches Are There?

OIG Sanctions Search

OIG Sanctions Search

Add-on Only $4.99 each

Checks the OIG List Of Excluded Individuals/Entities that are barred from participating in federally funded healthcare programs. The search returns the reasons for exclusion, which could include patient fraud or abuse.

Healthcare Sanctions - Level 1 Search

Healthcare Sanctions Level 1 Search

Add-on Only $5.99 each

Meets the OIG’s minimum requirements for participation in federally funded programs and checks federal sources including: GSA, DEA, FDA, PHS, ORI, TRICARE and OFAC-SDN data (federal only). See full coverage details

Healthcare Sanctions - Level 2 Search

Healthcare Sanctions Level 2 Search

Add-on Only $6.99 each

Searches the same sources as Level 1, but adds a search of state-level Medicaid exclusion lists. See full coverage details

Healthcare Sanctions - Level 3 Search

Healthcare Sanctions Level 3 Search

Add-on Only $8.99 each

Searches all Level 2 sources, plus state-level Board Disciplinary Actions sources and state-level Abuse Registries. See full coverage details

Need Professional License Verification?

Goodhire’s Professional License Verification confirms the issue date, expiration date, and current status of any healthcare professional’s license to practice. Each verification covers a single license claim.

How It Works

Choose A Background Check

Choose A Background Check

Healthcare Sanctions Searches are an add-on service to any Basic, Standard, or Premium background check during checkout.

Provide Your Candidate’s Name and Email

Provide Your Candidate’s Name and Email

We’ll do the rest, from getting the required consent and personal details to keeping you and your candidate up to date on the progress.

Get Results Fast

Get Results Fast

We’ll provide details of any healthcare sanctions found along with the results of the background check. We’ll also let you know if no records turned up.


GoodHire.com was a great choice to run background checks on potential employees. I like that there are different levels of background checks available and that it was easy to run a new report. The results were delivered very quickly and are easy to read!

Melissa, GoodHire Customer

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