An Advanced Look at the NPDB Guidebook (Recorded Webinar)

Original Webcast: September 17, 2015
Speaker: Michael Callahan, JD and Carol Cairns, CPCS, CPMSM

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On April 6, 2015, the National Practitioner Data Bank issued its long awaited update to its Guidebook. The draft Guidebook was finalized after receiving numerous comments from many organizations including NAMSS, the AHA and the AMA. Since that time, NPDB representatives have sponsored two webinar programs, one for NAMSS and one for the American Health Lawyers Association, to address follow up questions and some concerns particularly with respect to a healthcare entity’s reporting requirements.

What You Will Learn:

The purpose of this program is to focus on the key provisions of the Guidebook which address a providers query and reporting obligations. In addition to providing an overview of the final Guidebook, registrants will be able to answer the following standards and questions:

  1. When is an “investigation” triggered according to the Guidebook  which views this term “expansively"?
  2. When does the imposition of a proctoring requirement become reportable?
  3. If a physician is not aware that he is under an investigation but resigns, is this a reportable event?
  4. Do I have to query the Data Bank for honorary and emeritus staff members even if they do not have clinical privileges?
  5. Can a multi-hospital system share physician Data Bank reports who are on more than one medical staff?
  6. How can the Bylaws be drafted to clarify when an investigation is and is not triggered consistent with Guidebook standards?
In addition to addressing these questions, registrants will obtain practical guidance on how to revise your Bylaws and policies, if necessary, to reflect Guidebook standards. 

Who Should Attend:

All MSPs looking to review the recently-published NPDB Guidebook and hear about the newly-implemented provisions.

Cost: 

NAMSS Members: $55
Non-Members: $75
Group Purchase: $150 (Provides access to the webinar and five (5) individual CE certificates)
Additional CEs (beyond 5): $85 per 10 additional certificates. Purchase as many packs of 10 as you need.

CE Credits:

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 CE Credits.