Legal and Regulatory Issues


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Legal and Regulatory IssuesIntroduction:

The 1986 Health Care Quality Improvement Act established a database that is intended to improve the quality of healthcare in this country. Two other databases have merged with it and now offer many potential advantages.

Tasks:Describe the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB).Identify the uses of the NPDB.Analyze any limitations of the NPDB.Describe how NPDB relates to billing for services.

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