Welcome to the NPDB-HIPDB web site. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Division of Practitioner Data Banks (DPDB) is responsible for the management of the National Practitioner Data Bank and the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank. We welcome your comments and feedback.

November 2008 System Improvements

The Data Banks are continuously adding new system features and making improvements. The What's New page details recent enhancements and changes to the Data Banks' services.

Upcoming NPDB-HIPDB National Evaluation Study

Over the next few months, the Data Banks will conduct a national evaluation of the Data Banks. Queriers and reporters will be asked to participate in this evaluation to measure user satisfaction, the usefulness of the information in the Data Banks, and to obtain suggestions from users for improving the Data Banks. The NPDB-HIPDB Evaluation Study Overview provides additional information.

The Proactive Disclosure Service Prototype (PDS) Is
Now Available!

All eligible entities who query the Data Banks are invited to participate. The PDS was developed in response to a growing interest in on-going monitoring of health care practitioners. Entities that subscribe to the PDS will receive notification within one business day of the Data Banks' receipt of a report on any of their enrolled practitioners. See the PDS for more information and to sign up to participate.

Eligible for the HIPDB and Haven't Queried?

By not querying the HIPDB, you might be missing information that is crucial to the efficient operation of your organization. Read more about what's in the HIPDB.PDF Document