Penalties for fraud especially steep in cardiology

01/7/2013 | Modern Physician (free registration)

If convicted, cardiologists accused of performing unnecessary procedures face steep penalties and lengthy prison time in part because of the costs and risks associated with the procedures cardiologists perform. "There is a lot of money in cardiac catheterization, and a lot of need for catheterization. And if done right, it can save a lot of money," said attorney David Honig.

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