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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

Query Fees

Eligible Entity Query Fees

Fees are charged for all queries submitted to the NPDB. By federal law, the NPDB must recover the full costs of operations. The NPDB does not receive annual Congressional appropriations; it is self-supporting through user fees.

For all queries except Self-Queries, there are two payment mechanisms. Queriers are charged individually for each One-Time (Traditional) Query submitted and are charged on a subscription basis for Continuous Query enrollments.

The act of submitting a query to the NPDB is considered an agreement to pay the associated fee for the service. This includes queries that are processed by the NPDB (regardless of whether there is information on file concerning the subject of the query) and queries that are rejected because they are improperly submitted or lack information. Query fees are charged based on the date the query is received at the NPDB. Query fees are subject to change; any change to fees is announced by the secretary of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register.

Self-Query Fees

An individual or organization may submit a Self-Query at any time using the Self-Query service. A fee is charged per Self-Query and for any additional copies of the query response requested.

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