Payments made by insurance carriers must be reported to the National Practitioners Data Bank in Washington D.C. Can you access this information on your healthcare provider?
Unfortunately, no. When a physician applies for privileges at a new hospital, that facility must check the data bank, but there is no method for patients to obtain that information.
I didn’t mention anything about Dr. Galway’s malpractice history. Being a cod or being greedy are not reportable to the data bank.