The former director of cardiology at 188-bed Redding (Calif.) Medical Center has agreed to a temporary suspension of his medical license pending the outcome of a federal probe into his practice. Chae Hyun Moon is accused of performing unnecessary tests and procedures at the Tenet Healthcare Corp.-owned hospital. No criminal charges have been filed. About a month ago, the state medical board accused Moon of gross negligence, incompetence and filing false claims and began proceedings to revoke his license. Matthew Jacobs, Moon's attorney, said his client agreed to the temporary suspension in order to focus on the federal investigation, which began last fall. Moon stepped down as Redding's cardiology director and suspended his medical practice earlier this year because he couldn't obtain malpractice insurance coverage. -- by Michael Romano
Doc in Calif. probe accepts license suspension
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