This Dentistry and the Law column addresses a dentist's concern about being reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) during a billing dispute. The dentist questions the validity of such a report, considering no issues with treatment quality are raised. The response emphasizes that adverse actions based solely on billing practices may not be reportable to the NPDB. Additionally, it clarifies that a dental plan administrator may not be eligible to make a Data Bank report, offering guidance on informing the plan about rights and potential contestation.
Schulte, Daniel JD
"Dentistry and the Law: Can I Be Reported to the Data Bank in Connection with a Billing Dispute?,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 104:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol104/iss2/5
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