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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: Submitting Reports

  1. If a hospital's decision to terminate a physician is based on a licensure action, must the hospital file a Notice of Appeal if the physician appeals either the licensure or termination?

    No. The regulations do not require the hospital to file a Notice of Appeal if a physician, who was terminated from the hospital based on a licensure action, appeals the decision the hospital made to terminate him or her. As well, the hospital would not be required to file a Notice of Appeal if the physician appealed the licensure action that was the basis of the hospital's termination; when a Notice of Appeal must be filed, only the entity taking the adverse action needs to file the Notice of Appeal. Only the licensing board, in this case, would be required to file a Notice of Appeal if the physician appealed a licensure action that had been reported to the NPDB.

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