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Federal Hospitals

If you are a federal hospital or federal government agency administering health care services, you may have additional reporting requirements besides reporting adjudicated actions, exclusions, civil judgments and civil convictions. They may include submitting reports under an MOU on clinical privileges actions and medical malpractice payments to the NPDB.

Memorandums of Understanding and Federal Hospitals

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with the following federal agencies to ensure their participation in the NPDB system.

  • DOD
  • VA

For these agencies, the reporting procedures and requirements for reporting clinical privileges and medical malpractice payments are governed by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as well as by their agency specific policies and procedures.

Do I attest?

If you are a federal hospital, you will be asked to update your user profile and attest during your registration renewal that you have submitted to the NPDB all reports required by law. Entities are notified by email when it is time to renew their registration, update their profile, and complete attestation.

The NPDB will send a 60-day reminder email to the Data Bank administrator prior to the entity's registration renewal due date. If your entity has not received notification, then your renewal is not currently due. Detailed instructions for attestation will be available when you sign in to your account to renew. To find your registration renewal date:

  1. Sign in to the NPDB.
  2. The renewal date will display on the lower left-hand side of the Entity Registration Confirmation page.

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Clinical Privileges Actions

Federal hospitals or federal government agencies administering health care services must report to the NPDB certain actions taken against health care practitioners, entities, providers, or suppliers as governed by Memorandums of Understanding or by their agency specific policies and procedures.

Medical Malpractice Payments

Federal hospitals or federal government agencies administering health care services must report to the NPDB medical malpractice payments made for the benefit of health care practitioners as governed by Memorandums of Understanding or by their agency specific policies and procedures.