An NPDB Report is a National Practitioner Data Base Report.
The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Integrity Data Bank (HIPDB) are information clearinghouses created by Congress to improve health care quality and reduce health care fraud and abuse in the U.S. Collectively, the NPDB and HIPDB are referred to as the Data Bank.
Together, the NPDB and HIPDB contain reports on health care practitioners, providers, and suppliers, which are submitted by eligible organizations as mandated by Federal law. The NPDB receives and discloses reports on all licensure actions taken against health care practitioners and organizations and all negative actions or findings concluded against health care organizations. The HIPDB receives and discloses reports related to final adverse actions taken against health care practitioners, providers, and suppliers.
The Data Bank is used to inform health care organizations - such as hospitals, health plans, and health care regulatory entities (e.g., State licensing boards) - that an in-depth review of a practitioner's past actions may be prudent. Organizations use the Data Bank information along with data from other sources when considering a practitioner for clinical privileges, employment, affiliation, or licensure, or when reviewing a practitioner's records.
Here are the directions on how to order one:
Important: Your NPDB Report must be sent to the ABCO to complete the certification process. Failure to send ABCO an NPDB report is the most common reason for delay in completing the application process.
ABCO Applicants must provide the ABCO with their NPDB Report before their application can be approved. To obtain your NPDB report you must initiate an Individual Self-Query at the NPDB website. After completing the self-query form a formatted copy of the self-query is generated. There is a $16 fee, payable to the NPDB, to obtain your report. You must print the formatted copy, sign and date it in the presence of a notary public, and mail the notarized self-query to the address specified. Your request for a report will be mailed back to you, and you must then send it via mail to the ABCO.