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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. If a stipulation of settlement or court order requires that terms remain confidential, how does a medical malpractice insurer report the payment to the NPDB without violating the settlement agreement or court order?

    Confidential terms of a settlement or judgment do not excuse an entity from the statutory requirement to report the payment to the NPDB or from providing a narrative describing the payment. The reporting entity should explain in the narrative section of the reporting format that the settlement or court order stipulates that the terms of the settlement are confidential.

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