The February 2015 Data Bank News provides updates about the NPDB's compliance efforts, puts the spotlight on medical malpractice payment reporting scenarios, and details the two methods by which a practitioner may perform a Self-Query.
Field of Licensure Updates and Report Input Changes
On November 18, 2014, the Data Bank implemented occupation/field of licensure updates that retire and update some profession titles, with easy access to the professions a user selects most. The report submission screens have also been updated to streamline report entry. Learn more about how these enhancements ease the reporting process.
Data Bank Reduces Query Fees
Effective October 1, 2014, the fee to query the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) is $3.00 for both Continuous and One-Time Queries, and $5.00 for Self-Queries. All other aspects of querying and reporting will remain the same. For more information, please see the announcement in the Federal Register.