If your name appears in the National Practitioner Data Bank or another health care data bank, you could have trouble obtaining hospital privileges, state licenses, HMO affiliation and other important factors in your ability to do your job.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, we are familiar with the federal laws and voluntary structures governing medical data banks. If you are concerned that allegations against you could end up in a data bank, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free initial consultation with experienced medical databank report defense lawyer Jeffrey Grass. Mr. Grass has a national reputation for defending clients in peer review hearings to help safeguard medical professionals’ careers.
Protect Your Nationwide Medical Reputation
There are various national-level data banks that include potentially damaging information about doctors and other medical practitioners. Hospitals and state licensing boards use these data banks to evaluate practitioners who apply for licenses and privileges, and often use them to monitor practitioners on an ongoing basis. The data banks include the following:
- National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB): This data bank contains information about physicians, dentists and other medical providers who have been subjected to actions such as hospital peer review, state license suspensionand medical malpractice that speak directly to the practitioner’s ability to provide quality medical services.
- Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB): This data bank contains additional information about civil, criminal and administrative actions against all types of health care providers, suppliers and practitioners.
- National Council of State Boards of Nursing Data Bank (NDB): This voluntary reporting system aggregates information about disciplinary and censure actions taken against nurses.
Although the information in these data banks is not available to the general public, it is available to many parties within the health care community. Organizations can receive ongoing updates about their affiliated practitioners from the national data banks.
Take Action Now to Address Serious Consequences
Information about you may appear in a data bank even though no allegations against you were ever proven. In some cases, it is possible to have damaging information removed from the data banks. In other cases, it is possible to take steps early in an investigation to avoid the information being printed in a data bank.
Your career may depend on having an attorney who understands the national data bank system for medical practitioners. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, we offer an aggressive databank report defense strategy. Our firm’s disciplinary board defense attorney Jeffrey Grass has an extensive background advocating for medical professionals in peer review hearings. He works with medical professionals to show the standard of care was met in an effort to keep clients off data banks.
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We represent clients in institutional-level proceedings, administrative proceedings, litigation and appeals. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss an effective medical defense strategy.
We offer free initial consultations to prospective clients throughout the country. Based in our offices in Dallas and Plano, Texas, we regularly travel around the country to meet with clients. If you choose to retain us, we offer cost-effective service and accept credit cards for payment.