Credentialing & Privileging | 10.20.20
HRSA Announces Two NPDB User-Comment Opportunities
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that oversees the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), seeks NPDB user-feedback for two separate efforts. HRSA seeks to survey practitioners who use NPDB’s self-query tool and seeks feedback on NPDB functionality for those who register, report, and request NPDB data. HRSA will collect feedback on both the self-query survey and the public-comment period through Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020.
Survey of Eligible Users of the National Practitioner Data Bank
On Friday, Oct. 16, HRSA announced that it would use a survey to assess NPDB user-satisfaction among practitioners who use the Data Bank’s self-query tool. The survey results will help HRSA measure NPDB’s effectiveness as a flagging system, an information source, and as a decision-making tool. This survey is a reiteration of the 2012 NPDB User Survey. Please send feedback regarding HRSA’s NPDB survey to email@example.com (ATTN: NPDB Survey)
National Practitioner Data Bank for Adverse Information on Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners—Regulations and Forms
As part of its efforts to improve data integrity, HRSA seeks to revise existing NPDB reporting forms. In doing so, HRSA requests feedback on the current processes for registering with, reporting to, and requesting information from the NPDB. HRSA specifically invites input from eligible entities or individuals who can query and/or report to the NPDB as authorized.
HRSA seeks input on the accuracy of the estimated burden for using the NPDB; suggestions for enhancing the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and the function of automated collection processes to minimize the information-collection burden.
To submit feedback to HRSA about the NPDB, email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAMSS continues to work with HRSA to improve NPDB functionality. Please contact NAMSS at email@example.com with any suggestions or questions regarding the above comment opportunities, or any thoughts regarding the NPDB.