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Overview Submitting Reports to the NPDB Reporting Medical Malpractice Payments Reporting Adverse Clinical Privileges Actions Reporting Adverse Professional Society Membership Actions Reporting State Licensure and Certification Actions Reporting Federal Licensure and Certification Actions Reporting Peer Review Organization Negative Actions or Findings Reporting Private Accreditation Organization Negative Actions or Findings Reporting Exclusions from Participation in Federal or State Health Care Programs Reporting Federal or State Health Care-Related Criminal Convictions Reporting Health Care-Related Civil Judgments Reporting Other Adjudicated Actions or Decisions

Q&A: Queries

  1. During a hospital's credentialing process, an NPDB query is included in the materials presented to the credentialing committee for peer review. A health care practitioner appeals a decision made by the credentialing committee, and the appeal goes to a separate review body that was not involved in the original decision. Is providing the NPDB query result to the appeal body a violation of NPDB confidentiality rules?

    No. The NPDB confidentiality provisions allow an eligible entity receiving information from the NPDB to disclose the information to others who are part of the peer review process as long as the information is used for the purposes for which it was provided.

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