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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 contracted with an organization to conduct a peer review of a specialist practitioner who held privileges at the hospital. The organization recommended that the practitioner be suspended. Should this be reported to the NPDB?

    It depends. If the contracted organization meets the NPDB's definition of a peer review organization, including having due process mechanisms available to the practitioner, the organization should report its recommendation to the NPDB. If the organization does not meet the definition of a peer review organization, the organization should not submit a report.

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