A hospital automatically revoked a physician’s clinical privileges when the physician lost her license. Should this action be reported?
No. Administrative actions that do not involve a professional review action should not be reported to the NPDB. This revocation of clinical privileges is automatic because the practitioner no longer holds a license. Regardless of the reason for the state medical board's licensure action, the hospital's revocation of privileges was not the result of a professional review action.
Do you know when to report a medical malpractice payment to the NPDB?
A Medical Malpractice Payment Report (MMPR) is submitted when an organization makes a payment for the benefit of a health care practitioner in settlement of, or satisfaction of, a written claim or judgment for medical malpractice against that practitioner.
The practitioner must be named or sufficiently described in the claim or complaint and the release or final adjudication. The payment information is reported as an MMPR.
Examples of some reportable medical malpractice payments include the following scenarios:
In June, the MMPR was updated with a new field to indicate the number of claimants in a global settlement.
The Research Statistics Tool has been integrated into the NPDB's Data Analysis Tool, which has new functionality and a modern look that will make it easier for researchers and the public to explore the characteristics of the NPDB's data by profession, state, and report type. It now includes data from 2017 and information on practitioner counts by state.
You can now analyze, sort, and filter data on an interactive dashboard to create customized data maps, tables, and graphs. Select the Data tab and then additional criteria from the drop-down boxes to refine your results across different variables.
The Data Analysis Tool does not include any information that identifies individual practitioners or reporting entities. The file is designed to provide data for statistical reporting and analysis only.
For more information visit our NPDB Research Statistics page.
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