National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Check

Search for Reported Adverse Actions

Check U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) databases for adverse actions reported against health care practitioners. The HireRight National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Check is an important supplement to a comprehensive and careful review of a practitioner’s professional credentials. The NPDB is a national repository that compiles and shares information about the competence and conduct of health care professionals.

Key Benefits

Ensuring a safer patient environment
Compliance with industry regulations
Reduced risk during litigation

HireRight National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Check

Certain health care organizations can use a HireRight NPDB Check to help determine if a physician, dentist, or other health care professional has a history of unprofessional behavior or incompetency. A HireRight NPDB Check can help health care organizations, such as hospitals, meet certain regulatory requirements. Other benefits include:

  • Ensuring a safer environment for patients – The NPDB can reveal a history of unprofessional conduct, incidents of incompetence, malpractice payments, or adverse actions that could affect patient safety.
  • Compliance with industry regulations – Hospitals must perform a NPDB check when a practitioner applies for privileges, every 2 years on practitioners on staff or holding privileges, and at other times.
  • Reduced risk during litigation – Failure to perform necessary NPBD checks on a practitioner may give a plaintiff or their attorney access to the NPDB information on that practitioner for use in litigation.

Key Features

  • Will return information including:
  • Medical malpractice payments
  • Adverse actions

Medicare and Medicaid exclusions
Drug Enforcement Administration actions