The National Practitioner Database is a place where hospitals and HMOs can go to look at you and your background as a physician. What you do not want them to find there are numerous medical malpractice settlements, or during your training, if you were ever put on probation or had your license limited in any way, shape, or form. They will be able to see those things on the National Practitioner Database. Those items may well lead an HMO or a hospital to decide not to have you as a provider, in the case of an HMO, or not allow you on the staff of a hospital, because of your past record. It is important to know what’s being reported to the National Practitioner Database and to make sure that you are not reported, if possible.
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