An interpreting physician has left our facility since completing our last medical audit. Does he/she still have to be included in this year's medical audit?
Yes. All interpreting physicians must be included in the audit. While the number of cases included in the audit for such physicians may be low, this information can give the facility an idea of whether the physician is consistent with the rest of the interpreting physicians at the facility. Because the physician is no longer at the facility, there is no requirement that the facility inform this physician of his/her audit results. For self-assessment purposes, it is recommended that the physician try to obtain his/her audit results.