National Practitioner Data Bank


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National Practitioner Data Bank

 (NPDB)
a computerized information system that contains a record of malpractice claims, privileges actions, and other disciplinary actions. It was created to ensure that incompetent health care professionals do not move from one state to another.

National Practitioner Data Bank

A database established by the Congress to facilitate professional peer review and restrict incompetent physicians' and dentists' ability to move from state to state, and elude discovery of previous substandard performance or unprofessional conduct

National Practitioner Data Bank

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NPDB

A national databank, created by the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986, that receives, stores, and disseminates records on the conduct and competence of medical professionals. Health care facilities use the information contributed to the databank during hiring and credentialing. The databank stores information relating to medical malpractice payments made on behalf of health care practitioners; information relating to adverse actions taken against clinical privileges of physicians, osteopaths, or dentists; and information concerning actions by professional societies that adversely affect membership.
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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been informed that you may be writing an article for publication in the Kansas City Star which potentially involves the republication of information obtained from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB).
The National Practitioner Data Bank has been a lightning rod for criticism throughout its history, despite a dearth of information on its impact (Robertson, 2001; Ryzen, 1992; Satiani, 2004; Todd, 1995; Waters, Warnecke, Parsons, Almagor & Budetti, 2006).
National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File [June 2004], US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Practitioner Data Banks.
Schilling, however, says that his organization does accept the National Practitioner Data Bank as a primary source for purposes of credentialing.
The American Medical Association lobbies to prevent unadulterated public access to the National Practitioner Data Bank.
Managed care organizations (MCOs) rarely report medical malpractice claims and disciplinary actions against their physicians to the National Practitioner Data Bank, according to a recent federal report.
A few years ago, Congress established the National Practitioner Data Bank to track the malpractice litigation history of all practitioners, along with any sanctions or termination of licensure.
It created the National Practitioner Data Bank, a computerized storehouse of transgressions by all the nation's doctors.
with an adverse finding not reported by the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) or the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)
After adjustment for inflation, that figure was the lowest since the National Practitioner Data Bank started tracking malpractice payments in 1990, the report said.
Another is to report the committee's decision to the National Practitioner Data Bank as if the fellow had not resigned.

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