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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. As a prerequisite for awarding laparoscopic appendectomy clinical privileges, a hospital's standard operating procedures require physicians to perform five procedures within 30 days under the supervision of a proctor. In one situation, a physician successfully completed four procedures, but no additional patients required a laparoscopic appendectomy within the 30-day time period. Consistent with the standard operating procedures, the hospital extended the time period for completing the remaining laparoscopic appendectomy. Should this be reported to the NPDB?

    No. The assignment of the proctor and the extension of the time period beyond 30 days are part of the hospital's standard operating procedures and are not the result of a professional review action. The hospital has nothing to report to the NPDB.

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