Somewhere in New York, a cardiologist sleeps better.

by bvernia | October 16th, 2009

The Office of Inspector General of HHS frequently issues reports describing audits it performs of various HHS providers. Typically, these involve larger recipients of federal funds, such as this example: a report of an audit of the state of Michigan’s claims for family planning services.

In a report released this week, the OIG-HHS reported on its review of one New York state cardiologist’s Medicare claims. The lucky doctor was apparently selected for review because he “had a high volume of Medicare claims in comparison to other cardiologists throughout New York State.” Fortunately for him, the OIG gave him a clean bill of health.

Although he may sleep better now, perhaps the OIG’s point was to ensure that other, less scrupulous doctors don’t.

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