27 Canadian radiologists accused of overbilling

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The Deputy Minister of Health for the Canadian province of Nova Scotia has filed a complaint accusing 27 radiologists of unethical billing practices, according to a report from CBC News.

Deputy Minister Kevin McNamara, following up on an audit by Medical Services Insurance, Nova Scotia’s public health insurance, said the radiologists were overbilling for 3D CT reconstructions.

In response, representatives from Doctors of Nova Scotia acknowledged the audit, but said the complaint had blown the situation out of proportion, according to CBC News. The radiologists have called for the complaint to be withdrawn.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons is reviewing the case. The total amount of fees in question has not been publically announced.