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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 Organizations Negative Actions or Findings Reporting Exclusions from Participation in Federal and 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: Reporting Clinical Privileges Actions

  1. A hospital suspended a physician's clinical privileges for 45 days for failing to complete medical records. Should this action be reported to the NPDB?

    Such a suspension must be reported to the NPDB if the suspension is a result of a professional review action and the hospital determines that the failure to complete medical records is related to the physician's professional competence or conduct and adversely affects or could adversely affect a patient's health or welfare. If the suspension of the practitioner's clinical privileges is the result of an automatic or administrative action, and not the result of a professional review action, the suspension should not be reported to the NPDB.

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