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How to Enroll and Receive Continuous Query Notifications

Once you activate Continuous Query, you must enroll practitioners to begin receiving Continuous Query notifications. Continuous Query meets legal and accreditation requirements for querying the NPDB. Enrolled practitioners are continuously monitored, and you are alerted when a new report is received or an existing report is revised, corrected, or voided.

Note: Surveyors or auditors are not authorized to view the confidential results of an NPDB query (e.g., an NPDB report or the query response document). A query history page is generally sufficient evidence that a query was performed. The use of the query history page does not violate NPDB confidentiality regulations.

To Enroll

  1. Sign into the NPDB.
  2. On the Select an Option page, select Query.
  3. On the Query Options page, select Start a Query or Enrollment.
  4. On the New Query or Enrollment page, select Continuous Query.
  5. On the Enroll New Subjects page, select Enroll Single Subject, Enroll Stored Subject, or Enroll from Subject Database.
    • To enroll a single subject, complete the Enroll Subject form.
      Note: If you are querying as an authorized agent organization, you will complete the subject information, then select the entities on whose behalf you will enroll the subject.
    • To enroll a stored subject, select the practitioner names you wish to enroll. Once highlighted, choose Select Subjects. The names appear in the Subjects Selected box. Verify the information and select Enroll.
      Note: If you are querying as an authorized agent organization, you will select the entity on whose behalf you stored the subject.
    • To enroll from your subject database, select the names you wish to enroll. Once all are highlighted, choose Select Subjects. The names appear in the Subjects Selected box. Verify the names, and select Continue.
      Note: If you are querying as an authorized agent organization, you will select the entity on whose behalf you wish to enroll the subject before selecting a subject from your subject database.
  6. Select your method of payment.
    Note: If you are querying as an authorized agent organization, you must query the practitioners by payment type. If you use a different form of payment, you will have to query the practitioner separately.
  7. Complete the Submitter Certification information.