|Multi Request||North Carolina Healthcare Licensee List, Medicaid provider list|
|Submitted||July 28, 2021|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the North Carolina Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
I am writing the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the North Carolina Medical board, the NC Board of Nursing and all other North Carolina physical and mental health licensing boards to request an NC state healthcare licensee list with NPI numbers and an NC state Medicaid Provider list in electronic format (CSV preferred).
I am preparing a US nationwide medical provider database that will allow local, state and national authorities, during times of natural disasters/ emergencies or public health emergencies, to quickly and accurately identify medical providers and their respective areas of expertise. The same platform will be used to solicit volunteers identified by the appropriate authorities as a particular need during the emergency period. The medical volunteers will be able to respond via the platform with their interest and availability.
Quoting from the North Carolina Medical Board's website-(https://www.ncmedboard.org/about-the-board/mission), the NCMB’s vision "will be a proactive and progressive leader that addresses emerging challenges in medicine.” Additionally, the NC DHHS’s vision is to advance “innovative solutions that foster independence, improve health and promote well-being for all North Carolinians (https://www.ncdhhs.gov/about/dhhs-mission-vision-values-and-goals/mission-vision).” I believe that the provisional medical provider database I am helping to prepare is in alignment with both the NCMB’s, NC DHHS’s mission to protect the public. I am also confident that these goals align with many of the Allied Health licensing boards of North Carolina’s public mandates to enhance the public welfare, bolster integrity and transparency in North Carolina’s healthcare system. This system will enable a more innovative, nimble and less redundant emergency healthcare preparedness platform that could be used to help save countless lives while possibly saving millions in state and federal taxpayers' dollars by alleviating healthcare staffing redundancies and increasing the efficiency of providing emergent healthcare in times of need.
The specific items to be included in this requested data set:
1. Provider name
2. Medicaid Identification number (if applicable).
3. National Provider Identifier (NPI) number
4. North Carolina State Healthcare License number (please include all statuses that are electronically available) and initial date of issuance or expiry (if available/applicable)
5. Education / School/Training, if available
6. Provider type (MD, DO, PA, RN, PT, OT, OD, CRNA, DMD, DDS, DPM etc)
7. Provider Specialty
8. Provider Practice Location
9. Publicly Available Malpractice claims or settlements for relevant provider (for increased public transparency of the healthcare licensees)
10. Please include Data Dictionary describing state Medicaid and state Licensure Data Sets
11. Please provide (if there is an existing) a static website link to verify an individual’s state healthcare licensure status provided by any and all available relevant state healthcare licensing boards.
If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please email me if the cost will exceed $50. I am requesting fee waivers or significant fee reductions of the licensee data sets for two major reasons. First and foremost, the disclosure of requested information will contribute to increase public healthcare transparency, healthcare data access, fairness and an overall increase in public awareness. Secondly, because I am seeking medical provider data for all 50 US States, the District of Columbia and all federal territories, the costs of obtaining all healthcare licensee rosters are beyond my current financial means (due to medical disability).
If you expect a significant delay in responding to and fulfilling this request, please contact me by phone or via email with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records. If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law. Thank you for considering my request.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following North Carolina Public Records Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 28, 2021. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
NCBRTL does not have much of the data requested Recreational Therapy is not a billed service so we do not have Provider numbers etc.
Recreational Therapy is not a billed service so many of the provider information requested is not existent.