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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 patient makes an oral demand for payment for damages, should the resulting payment be reported to the NPDB?

    No. Only payments resulting from written demands must be reported to the NPDB. Even if the practitioner transmits the demand in writing to the medical malpractice payer, the payment should not be reported if the patient's only demand was oral. However, if a subsequent written claim or demand is received from the patient and then a payment is made by an entity (including a solo incorporated practitioner), that payment must be reported.

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