The CMS' chief medical officer, Sean Tunis, was suspended from practicing medicine for one year by the Maryland Board of Physicians and fined $20,000 for allegedly falsifying records on his continuing medical education, the Washington Post reported. Tunis told the Post the irregularities were attibutable to "careless record-keeping." His future at the CMS, where he is director of clinical standards and quality, is unclear. Tunis could not be reached by Modern Healthcare at deadline, and the CMS declined to comment on the matter. He has been on administrative leave since April, following allegations in February by the Maryland Board of Physicians that Tunis falsely claimed to have met the required hours of continuing medical education to renew his license. -- by Tony Fong
CMS' top doc disciplined for license-renewal actions
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