Physicians Need Check Ups Too - Fraud and Abuse Issues for 2006


Each year Government and private carriers target areas they will be scrutinizing and examining and 2006 is no exception. To be forewarned is truly to be forearmed and this article will discuss what you and your practice can do NOW to avoid potential legal and financial consequences in 2006.

The unwitting physician and his/her office manager are “shocked” to learn of improper activities going on in their practices. The shock is compounded when the practice either gets a personal visit from a Special Agent of the FBI armed with a subpoena for up to six years of financial and patient records or a “Dear Doctor” letter from a major insurance carrier requesting hundreds of thousands of dollars back for improper (and potentially illegal) billings. So what then to do?

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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