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National Practitioner Data Bank: Do You Know What it Says About You?

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Event Overview:

This training program will offer attendees insight into using the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). Hospitals are required to query the NPDB before granting privileges to a practitioner and before renewing those privileges. The information maintained by the NPDB could have serious implications for a practitioner seeking privileges or licensure.

Why Should You Attend:

It is critical for physicians and other practitioners to ensure that the information maintained by the NPDB is accurate. This webinar will provide information about how to access the NPDB information and how to correct inaccurate information that the NPDB may be maintaining. You should be (1) aware of said information and (2) most importantly, ensure that the information is accurate.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • What is the National Practitioner Data Bank?
  • Who is required to report?
  • Reporting requirements.
  • Who has access to the reported information?
  • How do I access information about me in the data bank?
  • Dispute resolution.

Who Will Benefit:

  • Physicians
  • Other practitioners
  • Legal counsel representing practitioners
  • Consultants who advise practitioners

Instructor Profile:

William Mack Copeland, MS, JD, PhD, LFACHE, practices health care law in Cincinnati at the firm of Copeland Law, LLC. A graduate of Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Mr. Copeland is a frequent author and speaker on health law topics. A former hospital chief executive officer, he is a life fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and was awarded the American College of Health Care Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award in 2007. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, and American, Ohio and Cincinnati Bar Associations.

Topic Background:

The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) is the federal agency where information is stored regarding settlements, jury verdicts, and any adverse action related to a practitioner. As an example, if a malpractice action is settled by the insurer on behalf of the doctor, it must be reported to the NPDB and becomes part of the settling practitioner’s permanent. The information in the NPDB is not available to the general public, but there are a number of different organizations and institutions which have access to the data bank.

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Note: Use coupon code 232082 and get 10% off on registration.




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