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Letters to Congress Calling for Investigation of HHS Failure to Report Its Medical Malpractice Payments to the NPDB

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View letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions as PDF

View letter to U.S Senate Committee on Finance as PDF

View letter to U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce as PDF

View letter to U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee

Public Citizen urged U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committees that oversee the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to immediately probe the department’s decades-long failure to report nearly two-thirds of medical malpractice payments made on behalf of thousands of the agency’s own doctors and other health care professionals to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), as required by law and the department’s own policy. By not reporting these payments, the HHS has compromised patient safety and the integrity of the NPDB.

See Public Citizen’s other work on patient safety and medical malpractice.