How to Respond to a Medical Records Audit


A brief and practical guide for health care professionals on steps to take - and not take - when faced with a medical records audit.

The author, Paul Cirel, is an attorney who concentrates his practice on health care. He represents individual practitioners, corporate providers, and group practices.

He has represented clients in matters ranging from fraud and abuse audits, investigations and prosecutions, to disciplinary actions and debarment proceedings. He also regularly appears before various licensing authorities and represents physicians in peer-review proceedings.

Mr. Cirel has been litigating in the health care arena for over 25 years, including service as Senior Trial Counsel and Deputy Chief of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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