PJ remained concerned that his withdrawal of the licensure application might generate a harmful report to both his original MLB and the NPDB
Another study limitation was the unknown extent of underreporting to the NPDB
is "a confidential information clearinghouse created by Congress with the primary goals of improving health care quality, protecting the public, and reducing health care fraud and abuse in the U.S." Id.
Unlike their civilian counterparts, healthcare providers in the military healthcare system are afforded multiple peer reviews when they are the subject of a NPDB
Tretta's allegation that, when one of his patients died after he performed endoscopic sinus surgery on her, Jacobson and the hospital set out to damage his professional practice and reputation and forced him to leave the hospital through a conspiracy to improperly investigate him for professional incompetence and falsely report to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB
) that he resigned from the hospital while he was being investigated.
Physicians and other practitioners listed in the data banks can query about themselves only; if they query the NPDB
, HHS automatically also initiates a query to the HIPDB; the charge to the provider is $20 ($10 per query).
(34) The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB
) was created in the same bill.
In 2014, there were four states that had no malpractice payments of at least $1 million reported to the NPDB
: Alaska, Kansas, North Dakota, and Nebraska, with Kansas having the largest population.
The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB
) Public Use Data File is a registry of professional sanctions and malpractice payments made on behalf of physicians.
For example, the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB
) collects information about physician malpractice awards, adverse licensure reports, and Medicare/Medicaid exclusions.
Its Web site (www.justice.org) points to recent National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB
) figures indicating that "just 6% of doctors are responsible for 58% of all negligence incidents.
See Pennsylvania NPDB
Report and Compliance Statistics by State, Table 5, NATIONAL PRACTITIONER DATA BANK, http://www.npdb-hipdb.hrsa.gov/servlct/DataTablesByStateServlet?selectedTab= Tabular&stateName=PENNSYLVANIA (last visited Apr.