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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: Subject Statements and the Dispute Process

  1. If the subject of a report makes a request to elevate a report to Dispute Resolution, does he or she have to add a Subject Statement?

    No. Subjects of reports do not have to add a Subject Statement. However, subjects of reports are required to state clearly and briefly in writing, in a Dispute Resolution Statement, which facts in the report are in dispute. In addition, subjects of reports must submit documentation substantiating that the reporting entity's information is inaccurate or that the report was not submitted in accordance with NPDB reporting requirements. The documentation must relate directly to the facts in dispute and substantially clarify the issues in dispute. More information will be requested if it is necessary for a proper resolution of the matter. Subjects of reports also must submit proof of an unsuccessful attempt to resolve the disagreement with the reporting entity.

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