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Characteristics of Telemedicine Healthcare Fraud and Abuse as Defined by DOJ & OIG

Telebehavioral Health Institute

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a special fraud alert regarding telemedicine fraud and abuse. As asserted by the OIG in the alert, these telemedicine companies have “exploited” the acceptance and use of telehealth.

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Dozens charged in sprawling $1.2B telehealth and genetics fraud crackdown

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

billion in alleged fraud involving telehealth, phony genetic testing and durable medical equipment. "The Department of Justice is committed to prosecuting people who abuse our healthcare system and exploit telemedicine technologies in fraud and bribery schemes," said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. ON THE RECORD.