How to handle a Medicare audit
Abstract: Generally speaking, the question isn’t if you get a Medicare audit, it’s when. It’s important for physicians and medical practices to understand how a Medicare audit works, so that they can handle one successfully. This article explains the two types of Medicare audits and offers some strategies for dealing with them, including reading the audit letter carefully, submitting a copy of the complete record, and ensuring all medical records and copies are legible. The article adds that the key is to stay cool, document everything — and consult with an attorney and financial expert.