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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

Appendix C: Change History

The following table describes changes made to the NPDB Guidebook. Style and formatting changes made throughout the Guidebook that do not affect the substance of the text are not indicated below. References to new figures added to this edition can be found in the Table of Figures.

General Updates

  • Modified the date contained in the indicia.
  • Modified the Table of Contents to reflect the changes made in this edition.
  • Added the Table of Tables
  • Added the Table of Figures
  • Added this Appendix C.

Chapter A: Introduction and General Information

  • Added reference to Appendix C to the list of the Guidebook's topical sections.
  • In the paragraph that follows the list of topical sections, modified the reference to the HIPDB Guidebook.
  • Changed the style of the heading of the section entitled "Title IV of Public Law 99-660, Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986."
  • Modified the second paragraph of the section entitled "Civil Money Penalties."

Sections Updated

Chapter B: Eligible Entities

  • Modified the section entitled "Registration Renewal."

Sections Updated

Chapter C: Subjects of Reports

  • Modified Tables C-1 and C-2.

Sections Updated

Chapter D: Queries

  • Modified the third paragraph of the Overview.
  • Modified the final paragraph of the section entitled "Attorney Access."
  • Modified the answer to Q&A no. 4.

Sections Updated

Chapter E: Reports, Submitting Reports to the NPDB

  • Modified use of the term "Report Verification Document" to reflect current NPDB practice.
  • Added a new section, "Basis for Action Codes," following the section entitled "Methods for Submitting a Report."

Sections Updated

Chapter E: Reports, Reporting Medical Malpractice Payments

  • Added a new section, "Payments for Sole Shareholder Corporations," following the section entitled "Payments by Individuals."
  • Modified the section entitled "Sanctions for Failing to Report to the NPDB."
  • Added a new Q&A following the previous Q&A no. 6 and renumbered the succeeding Q&As.
  • Added a new Q&A following the previous Q&A no. 9 and renumbered the succeeding Q&As.

Sections Updated

Chapter E: Reports, Reporting Adverse Clinical Privileges Actions

  • Modified the section entitled "Proctors."
  • Added a new section, "Length of Restriction," following the section entitled "Residents and Interns."
  • Rewrote the answer to Q&A no. 9.
  • Added four new Q&As following the previous Q&A no. 21 and renumbered the succeeding Q&As.
  • Added a new Q&A following the previous Q&A no. 26 and renumbered the succeeding Q&As.
  • Added a new Q&A following the previous Q&A no. 40 and renumbered the succeeding Q&As.
  • Added a new Q&A following the previous Q&A no. 42.

Sections Updated

Chapter E: Reports, Reporting State Licensure and Certification Actions

  • Changed the heading "Consent Agreement" to "Consent Agreements."
  • Modified the section entitled "Consent Agreements."
  • Added a new section, "Private Agreements," following the section entitled "Consent Agreements."
  • Added a new section, "Impaired Practitioners," following the section entitled "Confidentiality Laws Related to Drug and Alcohol Treatment."
  • Added a new Q&A no. 24.

Sections Updated

Chapter E: Reports, Reporting Federal or State Health Care-Related Criminal Convictions

Chapter E: Reports, Reporting Health Care-Related Civil Judgments

  • Modified the section entitled "Sanctions for Failing to Report to the NPDB."

Sections Updated

Chapter E: Reports, Reporting Other Adjudicated Actions or Decisions

  • Modified the section entitled "Sanctions for Failing to Report to the NPDB."

Sections Updated

Chapter F: Subject Statements and the Dispute Process

  • Modified the section entitled "Dispute Resolution Limitations."
  • Relabeled Table F-2 to Figure F-1 and slightly modified the content.
  • Relabeled Table F-3 to Figure F-2 and slightly modified the content.
  • Modified the answer to the second example within the section "The Report is Inaccurate as Submitted."

Sections Updated

Chapter G: Fees

  • Modified the section entitled "EFT" and added the section entitled "Query Prepayments."

Sections Updated

Appendix A: Glossary

  • Corrected the cross-reference to "Licensed Health Care Practitioner, Licensed Practitioner, Health Care Practitioner, or Practitioner."
  • Corrected the cross-reference to "Practitioner, Health Care Practitioner, Licensed Practitioner, or Licensed Health Care Practitioner."

Sections Updated

Appendix B: Acronym Guide

  • Added additional acronyms

Sections Updated