Dr. Catherine Gallo performed a physical examination during a consult on a patient in December of 2018. This patient has had numerous abdominal surgeries that have left quite an obvious lengthy midline scar. She claims in her dictated report that she examined multiple body sites and describes her abdominal exam as such: “soft, non-tender, non-distended, no surgical scars, normal bowel sounds all 4 quadrants, no masses noted on light or deep palpation.”

According to the documentation, she would have had to spent a fair amount of time listening and touching and “looking” to perform this examination.

How is it that she could miss such a scar? Probably because she never did the examination that she claims to have done! Fraud? In my opinion, highly likely! Too many physicians use “cut and paste” and other pre-formatted options too easily available within the electronic medical records to document MORE than they actually do, all for the sake of billing the insurance company MORE MONEY!

NeuroSpine doctor can’t document accurately?
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4 thoughts on “NeuroSpine doctor can’t document accurately?

  • October 12, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Fraud all for the sake of money. Someone should be going to jail or heavily fined.

  • October 14, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Just goes to show that the more specialized the doctor is, the more likely they are to skip all the basics and do the minimum it takes to bill their big fees.

  • October 17, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    I’ve been to doctors like this. Specialist doesn’t really mean anything except the fact that they charge more for doing less.


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