In the News: Medicare Telehealth Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Program Integrity Risks

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS implemented waivers and flexibilities that allowed Medicare beneficiaries to access a wider range of telehealth services without having to travel to a health care facility. We will analyze providers’ billing patterns for telehealth services. We will also describe key characteristics of providers that may pose a program integrity risk to the Medicare program.

This is excellent news and will require close monitoring to avoid fraudulent behavior by providers. White Collar, llc is the logical answer to help payors determine fraud and/or abuse within these waivers and feasibilities.