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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 Peer Review Organization
Negative Actions or Findings

  1. A hospital peer review committee reviewed several patient complaints concerning the quality of care provided by a surgeon who had privileges at the hospital. The committee made a recommendation to censure the surgeon and require that he complete a mandatory 5-day course in effective communication. Should the action be reported to the NPDB?

    No. A hospital peer review committee does not meet the definition of a peer review organization, so this recommendation does not qualify as a peer review organization action. In addition, the recommendation is not a reportable clinical privileges action.

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