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Overview Submitting Reports to the NPDB Reporting Medical Malpractice Payments Reporting Adverse Clinical Privileges Actions Reporting Adverse Professional Society Membership Actions Reporting State Licensure and Certification Actions Reporting Federal Licensure and Certification Actions Reporting Peer Review Organization Negative Actions or Findings Reporting Private Accreditation Organization Negative Actions or Findings Reporting Exclusions from Participation in Federal or State Health Care Programs Reporting Federal or State Health Care-Related Criminal Convictions Reporting Health Care-Related Civil Judgments Reporting Other Adjudicated Actions or Decisions

Q&A: Reporting Medical Malpractice Payments

  1. Should a medical malpractice payment be reported to the NPDB on behalf of a health care practitioner who owns an SSC if the payment is made on behalf of the SSC alone and the claim was based solely on the acts of the SSC's staff, not the acts of the SSC's owner?

    No. A payment made by an SSC (or by a sole professional corporation) for the benefit of a practitioner employed by the SSC is reportable on behalf of the named or identified practitioner alone, not the SSC's owner. When an SSC makes a payment, whether the payment is reportable depends on whether the SSC makes the payment for the benefit of the SSC's owner or for the benefit of another practitioner employed by the SSC. If the health care professional staff member is identified in the written document underlying the medical malpractice claim and the SSC pays the claim, a report should be filed on the staff member.

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