posted on May 31, 2013 16:12
Effective May 6, 2013, the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB) are now one Data Bank: the NPDB. The official website is http://www.npdb.hrsa.gov
. Users should update their bookmarks with the new Data Bank website address.
Users will experience no disruption in Data Bank service, and essentially no change to their reporting workflow or requirements. The HIPDB information did not go away, but was integrated into the NPDB. Users’ access to Data Bank information may expand, meaning that query results may include reports that were previously only accessible through querying the HIPDB. If a user has been querying both the NPDB and HIPDB (through Continuous Query or One-Time Query), his or her query results will not change.
The fees for querying the Data Bank will be the same after the merger becomes effective. There are no plans to change the query fees at this time; however, if fees change, the Data Bank will publish information in the Federal Register and notify users.
Please read the Data Bank Merger Fact Sheet Q&A
or watch the Merger video
for more information about the merger, or contact the Data Bank Customer Service Center at 1-800-767-6732, or by email
, with any further questions.