Posts Tagged ‘Federal Audit’

April 5th, 2012

When the Feds Come Knocking


CardioExchange welcomes this guest post from electrophysiologists Westby Fisher and John Mandrola. This piece originally appeared on their respective blogs, Dr. Wes and Dr. John M. Slightly over a year ago, the Department of Justice (DOJ) launched an investigation of a large number of institutions regarding concerns that implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) procedures were performed for […]

April 2nd, 2012

Federal Audit of ICD Implants? Preparation Is Key

CardioExchange welcomes Dr. Jonathan Steinberg, a Columbia University-affiliated electrophysiologist who also directs the EP program at a large suburban nonteaching hospital. A co-author of a JACC special article that describes the federal audit of his hospital’s ICD implants, Dr. Steinberg answers our questions about the audit process. What should cardiologists do to avoid a federal audit? […]