April 01, 2018

Potential for Fraud and Abuse in the Administration of Telehealth Services

John W. Kaveney and Megan R. George, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Morristown, NJ

The current telehealth technology offers physicians and patients a convenient and effective way of connecting. As a result, its utilization has quickly expanded across the country, and there has been a flurry on both the federal and state levels in terms of regulation and oversight. By all indications, its utilization is almost certain to become even more prevalent in the future as additional services are included in those allowed for reimbursement by the government and the requirements for telehealth continue to be relaxed and more fully accepted. 

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