More Restrictions on Peer Review Practices

In Maryland, the Secretary of Health would like to expand on peer review practices.  The state has been investigating the number of cardiac stent procedures, which they claim in certain MD hospitals, “far exceeds the state average.”

This could possibly be an issue of medical fraud.  Regulators feel ineffective in preventing medical fraud, but they are investigating and trying to put stricter peer review practices in effect.  Medical malpractice attorneys have jumped on the bandwagon and claim that overuse of cardiac stent procedures are not just limited to certain hospitals which the state of Maryland is checking into, but rather they claim this is more widely used.  For more on this issue, Maryland investigation targets second hospital Allegations of inappropriate stents at St. Joseph lead to new probe. Regulators won’t name the target hospital

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