The Do's and Don'ts of Audit Investigations

Audit investigations can and typically are scary for those who are being investigated. They are especially nerve-racking when you have no real understanding as to why you have been targeted. As someone who handles governmental investigations on behalf of our clients, I wanted to provide you with some basic Do's and Don'ts of how to handle an audit investigation.

Keep in mind that there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to responding to an audit investigation. But, following these simple steps should assist you in being better prepared to handle this situation if and when it comes up.



The lists above are, of course, not complete lists of do's and don'ts as these can change depending on your situation. However, using these as a guide will ensure your odds of making a mistake throughout the investigation process are greatly reduced.

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Sean M. Weiss is a Partner and VP/Chief Compliance Officer for the Department of Audit and Regulatory Compliance for DoctorsManagement. The above information is not meant to serve as legal advice. Sean Weiss is not an attorney, nor does he play one on TV but he does stay in Holiday Inn Express' a lot. For more information about Sean M. Weiss or to see if DoctorsManagement can assist you with an issue, contact us at