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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

Appendix B: Acronym Guide




ACO
Accountable Care Organization
APRN
Advanced practice registered nurse
CDS
Controlled Dangerous Substance
CEU
Continuing Education Unit
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations
CLIA
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
CMS
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CVO
Credentials Verification Organization
DBID
Data Bank Identification Number
DCN
Data Bank Control Number
DEA
Drug Enforcement Administration
DOD
Department of Defense
DOJ
Department of Justice
DPDB
Division of Practitioner Data Bank
DVA
Department of Veterans Affairs
EFT
Electronic Funds Transfer
EHR
Electronic Health Record
EMT
Emergency Medical Technician
HCQIA
Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986
HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
HIPDB
Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank
HMO
Health Maintenance Organization
HRSA
Health Resources and Services Administration
IQRS
Integrated Querying and Reporting Service
LAE
Loss Adjustment Expense
MCO
Managed Care Organization
MEC
Medical Executive Committee
MMPR
Medical Malpractice Payment Report
NLC
Nurse Licensure Compact
NPDB
National Practitioner Data Bank
OIG
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General
PCMH
Patient-Centered Medical Home
PPO
Preferred Provider Organization
QIO
Quality Improvement Organization
QRXS
Querying and Reporting XML Service
SSC
Sole Shareholder Corporation

Update October 2018

The following table describes changes made to the NPDB Guidebook. Style and formatting changes made throughout the Guidebook that do not affect the substance of the text are not indicated below. References to new figures added to this edition can be found in the Table of Figures.

  • Added additional acronyms

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