New NPDB Language Helps Disclosure & "Train the Trainer" Webinar
Shortly before Labor Day, we shared with our Sorry Works! readers an important announcement concerning new language from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) that will help and encourage disclosure. Since many of you were still on summer schedule, we thought it best to repeat this information since it is so very important. Here is the new language from NPDB: “HRSA would issue guidance explaining that when ‘the provider initiates the settlement and no written demand for payment is made,’ no NPDB report is necessary.” And here is an entire blog post we wrote about the new NPDB language: http://sorryworksblog.net/?p=794. Be sure to read this blog post to understand everything about this issue.
Also, Sorry Works! is holding a "train the trainer" webinar on Thursday, November 13th at 1pm EST/10am PST. This two-hour webinar will cover everything disclosure, and include lots of open time for Q&A and discussion. Absolutely great training for risk, legal, c-suite, and physician and nursing leaders. Also, with times being tight financially for healthcare organizations, this webinar offers an economical way to train your leaders on disclosure. Put as many people around the phone as you wish. Taped copies also available. To register, visit this link: http://www.sorryworks.net/webinar-disclosure-training-train-the-trainer-cms-256.