National Practitioner Data Bank - and Your Career

National Practitioner Data Bank - and Your Career
Bruce D. Armon, Justin B. Ettelson, Co-authors
Unique Opportunities: Legal Matters

Bruce D. Armon, a partner in the Health Law Practice Group, and Justin B. Ettelson, an associate in the Business and Finance Department, wrote this article that provides an overview of the National Practitioner Data Bank and why it is important for health care providers to understand what information the data bank contains and how it works.

In the article, Armon and Ettelson explain how information is reported to the data bank, who can access the information and how health care providers can dispute inaccuracies. They stress that the data bank is an important tool for licensing entities, but also note the impact a data bank report can have on a physician's career.