Wednesday, February 28, 2018
National Practitioner Data Bank - a record of provider misdeeds you will never see
Inconsistent state-to-state practices and secrecy in vetting health care providers accused or convicted of misdeeds are detailed in a new Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today article: Prescription for Secrecy, is your doctor banned from practicing in other states? State licensing system keeps patients in the dark.
What is the National Practitioner Data Bank? While a member of the public cannot look up a provider, we can get an idea of how Wisconsin is doing as a whole. 2016 saw 525 medical malpractice and adverse action payments in Wisconsin.