The NPDB is a repository of reports containing information on medical malpractice payments and certain adverse actions related to health care practitioners, providers and suppliers. Both were established to help prevent practitioners from moving state-to-state without disclosure or discovery of previous damaging performance. The peer review process is designed to fairly identify incompetent medical staff, remediate if possible, and, if necessary, report to the NPDB.
Being reported to the NPDB can have significant consequences to your livelihood — you may have issues obtaining state licenses and hospital privileges, may be excluded from Medicare and Medicaid programs, and you could possibly lose the ability to work in the health care field. Chapman Law Group attorneys can assist you in disputing and/or appealing the report.