Data Banks NPDB/HIPDB Update

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Section 1921 of the Social Security Act will expand reporting to the National Practitioner Data Bank by requiring each state to have in effect a system of reporting disciplinary licensure actions taken against all licensed healthcare practitioners and organizations. It also requires states to report any negative action or finding that a peer review organization, private accreditation entity, or a state has concluded against a healthcare practitioner or organization.

Learning objectives: Learn the scope of section 1921, what is reportable within what timeframe and the sanctions for failure to report

Presenters:

Bill West
is a Compliance Coordinator in the Compliance Branch of the Division of Practitioner Data Banks, Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Division of Practitioner Data Banks is responsible for the management of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB). 
Prior to accepting his current position, Mr. West worked briefly in the Division of Medicine & Dentistry at HRSA.   He is a Masters prepared Registered Nurse with expertise in public health having worked for more than 6 years at a regional health system in Annapolis, Maryland developing and expanding their community and public health & wellness programming.
As a Coordinator, Mr. West is part of the team involved with initiatives related to compliance monitoring and technical assistance for the Division. He has held several health care administration positions in for profit and non-profit health systems in operations/ management.

Regina Keegan
is a Policy Analyst at SRA International, Inc. SRA operates the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB) under contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Division of Practitioner Data Banks (DPDB).
Ms. Keegan joined SRA in 2003 as a senior information specialist of the Data Banks Customer Service Center, after working a number of years in the private healthcare sector. Her experience with healthcare practitioners and administrators has given her a wide breadth of knowledge regarding Data Bank policies, regulations, and procedures.
Ms. Keegan is an integral part of the Data Bank team, contributing her expertise in day-to-day Data Banks operations. As a Policy Analyst, she assists with operation issues, entity requirements, and regulation implementation. As a member of the Data Banks Policy Outreach team, Ms. Keegan provides guidance to the customer service team and communicates program policy to the user community.

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