Will increase in telehealth lead to more fraud?

(By Jackie Drees for Becker’s Hospital Review)

While CMS has relaxed telehealth regulations to expand care during the COVID-19 pandemic, the action may result in a spike in billing fraud, according to an April 22 Kaiser Health News report.

In March, the Trump administration approved $500 million in waivers for Medicare telehealth restrictions, expanding coverage to all Medicare beneficiaries regardless of location. The president then further expanded Medicare coverage by adding 85 additional services covered when delivered via telehealth, including emergency department visits and nursing facility and discharge visits.  Continue reading article here…

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