Effective May 7, 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-hipdb.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.
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