DSP Participation




Participating MPL Association member companies submit data that is aggregated, safeguarded, and provided in groupings for confidentiality.

The data is then made available in multiple formats for the benefit of those with an interest in MPL claim trends, loss-causation data, defense costs, and other key analytics. The three new DSP Dashboards are a hybrid of information using 2009-2018 DSP data. The first dashboard allows participating members to see their data against aggregated data; the second dashboard allows participants to see MPL Association Closed Claims Snapshots; and the third dashboard allows participants to view only their data.

Another opportunity for engagement and sharing knowledge is through participation on the the Data Sharing Advisory Committee (DSAC). This committee offers a collegial environment where participants can connect with other MPL insurers, contributing and learning from data statistics, and provides information that allows participating companies to enhance healthcare risk management, advise patient safety efforts, track MPL costs, and to further seek or maintain effective medical liability reform.




Staff/Skills Needed and Submission Cycles

To participate, it is recommended that individuals with claims handling, risk management, a clinical background, experience submitting claims to NPBD or CMS, and/or familiarity with MPL events codifies DSP data. MPL Association provides all training. Data submission deadlines are semiannual. Access to the web application allows for flexible submission daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly.



Participation is free and open to all MPL Association members, domestic and international. Medical, healthcare, and hospital professional liability data may be submitted daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or semiannually.

  • Data validation is automated to ensure clean, correct, and consistent data submission.
  • No specialized software needed.
  • ICD-10 codes are used to identify conditions and procedures involved in the MPL/HPL event.
  • Upon agreement to participate, a DSP Reference Manual will be provided, and a training session will be scheduled.
Data submission occurs through the new DSP web application without the need for customized software. Claims information can be directly submitted into the DSP database via a web browser where the data can be reported, corrected, and exported at any time. Export requests, error reports, and the DSP Reference Manual are all available on the web application.