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Arizona telehealth company owners plead guilty in $64M scheme

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The owners of a national telehealth company pleaded guilty this week to charges of conspiracy to violate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and to commit healthcare fraud. Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News. Healthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.

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OIG looking closely at telehealth as it weighs future enforcement

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Health and Human Services works to ensure the integrity of federal healthcare programs and to safeguard the health and welfare of those programs' beneficiaries. He also highlighted a major new priority at OIG: 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. healthcare system at the expense of patients." Healthcare IT News is a HIMSS publication. Three dozen defendants across the U.S. were charged this week for more than $1.2

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DOJ charges dozens in $1.1B telehealth fraud crackdown

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Justice announced this past week that it was bringing criminal charges against 138 total defendants for their alleged participation in various healthcare fraud schemes, resulting in about $1.4 Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News. The U.S.

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Florida man pleads guilty in scheme exploiting amended telehealth restrictions

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The scheme, as outlined in court documents, exploited COVID-19-era amendments to telehealth restrictions. The DOJ says that 1523 Holdings offered telehealth providers access to Medicare beneficiaries, for whom they could bill consultations. The U.S.

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Why Therapists Should Use HIPAA-Compliant Telehealth Platforms During COVID-19

TheraNest

They also noted that public facing platforms like Facebook Live, Twitch, TikTok should not be used as a means of telehealth care provision. . 6 Reasons To Use A HIPAA-Compliant Telehealth Platform. Learn More About TheraNest’s Telehealth Solution.

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

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Claims leading to the alert involved companies within the telehealth, telemedicine, and telemarketing sector offering inferior healthcare quality and leading to unwarranted orders for procedures and medications. Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Compliance Program.

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What the future holds for HHS-OIG health IT enforcement

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Health and Human Services aims to protect the integrity of federal healthcare programs, in addition to the health of beneficiaries. As one example, he pointed to telehealth, which has enormous potential to increase access to service and decrease burdens.

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$6B fraud bust includes numerous telehealth schemes

Henry Kotula

Dive Brief: Federal agencies have charged 345 people across the country, including more than 100 providers and four telehealth executives, with submitting more than $6 billion in fraudulent claims to payers. [link].

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Bonus Features – November 6, 2022 – More than 90% of patients interested in telehealth, half of payers have had a data breach in the last five years, and more

Healthcare IT Today

Welcome to the weekly edition of Healthcare IT Today Bonus Features. At the same time, 79% of patients said it was “very important” that both their telehealth provider and primary care provider could access their records.

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Florida provider group to pay $24.5M after False Claims Act allegations

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"Billing federal healthcare programs for services that providers know are unnecessary or unreasonable undermines the quality of care that patients receive and increases the costs of these taxpayer-funded programs," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brian M.

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Trump administration expands Medicare telehealth benefits for COVID-19 fight

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As promised , the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has expanded its Medicare telehealth coverage during the coronavirus crisis, enabling more patients to get virtual care services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility.

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How Our CTO Shannon Murphy is Changing Healthcare

GlobalMed

As the world leader in evidence-based telemedicine solutions, GlobalMed’s mission is to transform healthcare across the planet. You likely know her for her groundbreaking 23 years with Microsoft, where she was Director of Federal Health Solutions and Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft’s Federal Health and Benefits Team. But several factors in Murphy’s career have positioned her as the ideal leader to transform healthcare through technology.

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The Imperative for the Biden-Harris Administration to Improve and Modernize the American Healthcare System

Connected Health Initiative

CHI believes that this drastic action must include improving and modernizing the American healthcare system and sent a memo of recommendations to the incoming administration. Specifically, CHI urged the Biden-Harris administration, supported by the task force’s recommendations, to support and elevate the use of internet connected digital health technologies, including telehealth, remote physiologic monitoring (RPM), and AI, among other modalities.