NPDB = national practitioner data bank
This gets queried by the credentialing department when you have applied to a job and your paperwork is "processing". Along with a state criminal background check, the NPDB data bank is also checked. As a practitioner, you can do a self-query so you understand what data is being reported about you in this national data bank.
Learn more at the U.S. government website, run by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
For more about the credentialing process for integrative health practitioners, check out these related posts:
- Semantics: the Credentialing and Privileging Process for Acupuncturists as LIPs
- The BLS Occupational Code for Acupuncturists, 2018
- Joint Commission references