Random Medicare audit via correspondence or a visit. Peer review.

This form of audit is conducted by the doctor or doctors who work for Medicare. The difference from other audits is that you will be judged against other doctor’s opinion. The opinion is based on another doctor’s view of whether he/she would perform the same actions or better ones. There is a hint that the opinion of the peers working for Medicare is assumed to be correct.  Do not be negative. So far, I have not heard of any one of the peers being unfair. Mostly, they are supportive and collegial in their conduct.

Practice point: Be polite, be positive. Show your peers how excited and proud you are of your achievements in delivering great medical care to your patients.

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