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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

Q&A: Reporting Peer Review Organization Negative Actions or Findings

  1. A hospital contracted with a peer review organization to conduct a review of several departments within the hospital. As a result, the peer review organization provided the hospital findings and overall recommendations on ways the hospital could improve quality of care. Should this be reported to the NPDB?

    No. Peer review organizations that meet the NPDB's regulatory definition are required to report to the NPDB any recommendations to sanction a health care practitioner. They should not report recommendations or findings regarding health care entities, providers, or suppliers, nor should they report recommendations regarding practitioners that do not involve sanctions.

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