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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. 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?

    It depends. If the suspension was imposed with a fixed term and the physician was automatically reinstated at the end of the fixed term, no Revision-to-Action Report is required. Queriers can easily determine whether the suspension has been lifted by looking at the date and the term in the Initial Report. If the suspension had an indefinite term, or the physician was reinstated before the expiration of the fixed term, or if the physician was not reinstated when the fixed term expired, a Revision-to-Action Report must be filed.

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