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Docs Fret as HHS Addresses Malpractice Reporting ‘Loopholes’
Health Leaders Media

The recent ruling by the federal government that reaffirms mandatory disclosures of all medical malpractice payments has left physicians in Oregon and Massachusetts concerned that it will quash laws crafted in those states for mediated settlements.

“Nobody is trying to carve out a loophole that would compromise the need to report substandard care to the National Practitioner Data Bank,” says Alan Woodward, MD, past president of the Massachusetts Medical Society and current chair of MMS’s Committee on Professional Liability.