An older physician, practicing family medicine for 46 years, opens his door one day and finds an individual who says he works for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), demanding to see medical records.
In short order, the agent leaves the premises with charts, and later, the family physician finds himself facing the prospect of a trial by jury that the DOJ is demanding to quantify civil monetary fines and penalties. What could have possibly triggered this investigation?
Reporting this developing story during this edition of Monitor Mondays is Shannon DeConda, founder and president of the National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists (NAMAS). DeConda, who personally talked to the rural West Virginia physician, will report on the latest development in the case of a healthcare professional who plans to tell a jury of his peers that he didn’t swindle Medicare for money at their expense.
Other segments to appear during the live broadcast include: