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You'll find flexibility in waiving cost-sharing requirements beyond telehealth services during the national emergency brought on by the coronavirus. You can waive fees across "a broad category of non-face-to-face services," such as virtual check-ins, OIG clarifies in a new transmittal.

 
 
You’ll find immediate opportunity to provide virtual visits to patients enrolled in Medicare plans as CMS seeks to facilitate screening and treatment of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases through telehealth services.
 
 
Practices that treat substance use disorders (SUD) and perform urine drug testing take note: The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) added urine drug tests for SUD patients to the agency's Work Plan in its October 2019 update.
 
 

Some early adopters of chronic care management (CCM) received overpayments because inadequate oversight allowed overlapping care management services.

Medicare doesn't pay for "P-stim," but this Willow Street, Pa., provider gave it shot, and is now paying the feds $178,000 to get out from under a False Claims Act rap.
 

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