Healthy Byte May 27, 2022

Healthy Byte: How Does a Recent OIG Advisory Opinion Support Providers Seeking to Expand Telehealth Services?

In a favorable advisory opinion, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General reviewed an arrangement that featured a provider giving free smartphones to existing patients to access telehealth services.

Sean Sullivan and CJ Frisina discuss the fraud and abuse implications of providing free smartphones to patients, including key safeguards and how the COVID-19 public health emergency and telehealth reimbursement impacted the analysis.

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