Answering Administrative Inquiries From Your State Medical Board
What is the worst way in answering an administrative inquiry into your practice? Ignore it. Many physicians do not bother to answer or contact an attorney for a month or more after receiving such a letter. State investigators do not like being ignored; nobody likes being ignored. An investigation starts on the wrong foot and often degenerates before you even begin. When you receive a letter from a state or federal agency, call PRI, and they will generally cover you for the contracted dollar amount of legal fees. This can all be done within a matter of days after receiving such a letter. The investigator will appreciate your promptness and the investigation can proceed with a positive attitude. Do not underestimate the importance of this advice.
Courtesy of Frier Levitt, Attorneys at Law