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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

The coordinated investigations primarily targeted the alleged payment of kickbacks and bribes by lab operators in exchange for the referral of patients by medical professionals working with allegedly fraudulent telemedicine and digital health companies. healthcare system at the expense of patients. Polite, Jr.