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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 Federal Licensure or Certification Actions

  1. A clinic terminates its contract to participate in a federal health care program for business-related reasons. No investigation or other action was pending. Should this action be reported to the NPDB?

    No. Federal licensing and certification agencies should only report those voluntary surrenders (including voluntary terminations) of a license, certification agreement, or contract for participation in a government health care program specified in NPDB regulations. As long as the clinic did not voluntarily terminate its contract while under investigation, in exchange for a decision by the licensing or certification agency to cease an investigation or similar proceeding, in return for not conducting an investigation or proceeding, or in lieu of a disciplinary action, this action should not be reported.

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