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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. Following an unsuccessful course of treatment, a patient and a practitioner enter into a state-sponsored voluntary series of discussions in an attempt to settle their disagreement before resorting to litigation. The discussions lead to the practitioner's insurance company making a money payment to the patient to settle the dispute. Should this money payment be reported to the NPDB?

    It depends. If, during the course of discussions, the patient made a written complaint or written claim demanding a monetary payment for damages, the payment must be reported. If the complaint or claim for damages was never put in writing, the payment is not reportable.

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