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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 Professional Society Membership Actions

  1. If a professional society denies membership to a physician, should it be reported to the NPDB?

  2. A professional society suspended the membership of a physician for reasons related to professional conduct. It reported this action to the NPDB. Later, the professional society's peer review committee took a professional review action that resulted in the reinstatement of the physician's membership. Should the reinstatement be reported?

  3. A professional society takes a professional review action to terminate the membership of a psychologist for reasons related to professional conduct. Should this action be reported to the NPDB?

  4. A professional society's ethics committee takes a professional review action to place a physician on probation for 60 days for falsifying a résumé. Should this action be reported to the NPDB?

  5. A professional society expels a member physician because the physician was convicted of health care fraud. Should this expulsion be reported?

  6. A professional society takes a professional review action against a member physician to revoke the physician's membership based on a finding that the physician provided expert witness testimony without conducting an evaluation, and that the physician provided a medical opinion that departed from the widely held standard of care. Should the membership revocation be reported to the NPDB?

  7. If, during the course of its peer review process, a professional society finds that a physician or dentist failed to provide adequate care, but the physician or dentist resigns the membership or fails to renew the membership as a result of this finding, should a report be submitted to the NPDB?

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