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Whether you are new to the NPDB or a longtime user, it is important to review all sections of your query response. The query response summarizes the information you provided, and indicates if any reports were found on the subject you queried. Below is a description of the query response header and sections A–C:
- Header : At the top of your query response, you will find the Data Bank Control Number (DCN), process date, page number, subject’s name, and your organization’s name as the authorized user. The NPDB assigns a DCN to identify each query and report.
Helpful hint: If you need to contact the NPDB about a specific query or report, have the DCN ready.
- Section A : Subject Identification Information displays the information you provided for the subject of the query. You should verify that the subject’s information is correct. If the information is incorrect, you will need to submit a new one-time query with the correct information or update the continuous query.