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The HHS Office of Inspector General issued a report on problematic telehealth billing and a call to build program integrity protections into any changes to Medicare telehealth rules.
Freebies to encourage Medicare and other federal health care patients to get vaccinated are fine -- but mind the requirements.
When the pandemic came to the U.S., a Medicare scamster tried to add COVID-19 tests to her fraud portfolio, a U.S. Attorney charges.

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.


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