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What To Watch in Telehealth Enforcement

Law360

21 Oct 2021

Kate Driscoll and Logan Wren authored an article for Law360 discussing telehealth fraud enforcement trends and providing recommendations on how telehealth providers can mitigate their risk and keep pace with the ever-changing regulatory and enforcement environment.

“Telehealth now accounts for nearly 17% of all office and outpatient visits – 38 times higher than pre-COVID-19 averages – and is projected to become a $250 billion industry,” the authors wrote. “This rapid expansion of telehealth to ensure access to quality care during the public health emergency has altered consumer perceptions and expectations, transformed the regulatory landscape, and reinvigorated investment in telehealth.”

They added: “The precipitous rise of telehealth services has also opened the door to new and adapted forms of fraud, which has led to increased scrutiny and coordinated legal efforts and enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.”

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