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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: Submitting Reports

  1. Please explain when a Revision-to-Action Report should be used and when a Correction Report should be used.

    A Revision-to-Action Report is used to submit an action that relates to and/or modifies an adverse action previously reported to the NPDB. It is treated as a second and separate action by the NPDB, but it does not negate the original action that was taken. For example, if a state medical board reports a license suspension, it must submit a Revision-to-Action report when the license is reinstated if it did not indicate in the original report that reinstatement would be automatic after a specified period. As another example, if an entity subsequently changed the penalty it imposed, or if it reconsidered the grounds on which it took an action, but the original report correctly described the penalty or grounds at the time the original report was filed, then a Revision-to-Action Report, not a Correction Report, should be filed.

    A Correction Report is used to correct an error or omission in the current version of a report, and it should be filed only when the originally submitted report was erroneous or had an omission. A Correction Report negates and replaces the current version of a report. For example, if a state medical board reports a license revocation that contains incorrect information in the narrative description, a Correction Report must be submitted as soon as the error or omission is discovered.

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