National Practitioner Data Bank: Reporting in the Gray Areas, Complying With the Updated Requirements

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Course Materials

This CLE course will guide healthcare counsel on National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) reporting and the recent changes to the requirements. The panel will also address navigating through the gray areas of reporting and examine how the courts have dealt with thorny reporting issues.


The NPDB was created to help improve healthcare quality and protect the public. In Oct. 2018, the NPDB guidebook was updated, revising the requirements for reporting changes in a practitioner's clinical privileges, licensure and malpractice status.

There are many circumstances when it is not clear whether or not to file a report. For example, when there is an informal agreement by a practitioner not to exercise privileges while there is an ongoing investigation or when there has been a settlement of a claim based on vicarious liability for a non-defendant physician or a corrective action was taken based on action taken at another hospital, questions may arise as to whether reporting is necessary.

Hospitals, physicians, other practitioners, and their counsel need to understand the NPDB reporting requirements in order to understand what is required by federal regulations.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines how the NPDB works, the reporting requirements, and processes. The panel will also discuss when to report and how the courts have addressed reporting issues. The panel will address disputing a report and what remedies are available for physicians.



  1. NPDB reporting requirements and processes
  2. Gray areas
  3. Court treatment
  4. Challenging a report and remedies


The panel will review these and other relevant issues:

  • What are the key reporting changes that were made in the 2018 NPDB guidebook?
  • What steps can counsel take to ensure compliance when dealing with a reporting "gray area"?
  • How have the courts treated thorny reporting issues?


Eades, Christopher
Christopher C. Eades

Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman

Mr. Eades devotes his practice to medical staff governance, credentialing and peer review. As part of his practice, he...  |  Read More

Fisher, Alex
Alex S. Fisher

Frost Brown Todd

Ms. Fisher’s practice has an emphasis in healthcare related boards, including the Tennessee Board of Medical...  |  Read More

Zarett, David
David A. Zarett

Founding Member
Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy

For over 30 years, Mr. Zarett has focused his practice on the representation of healthcare provider in state and...  |  Read More

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