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Thursday, June 14, 2018

The National Practitioner Data Bank Master Class

By David A. Zarett, Esq.

David Zarett, Esq. was one of the panelists at The National Practitioner Data Bank Master Class sponsored by the American Bar Association. 

This program provided an in-depth look at the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), a federal database that tracks medical malpractice judgments, settlements, licensure actions, and hospital privilege corrective actions against physicians.

Our expert panel of experienced hospital and physician counsel discussed:

  • The purpose of the NPDB and how it works
  • Reporting requirements and processes
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reporting guidelines and HHS guidance on reporting
  • Remedies for physicians who dispute a report
  • Issues raised for hospitals and physician
  • Hot topics
  • Recent case law

Specific topics included:

  • The ins and outs of NPDB reporting from the hospital and the physician perspectives
  • The nuances of NPDB reporting categories and codes
  • How the courts have ruled on thorny reporting issues
  • Physician strategies to deal with the consequences of an NPDB Report

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