Telehealth Services – Audits and a new Enforcement Action
June 12, 2020
by Sean Weiss, Partner & VP of Compliance
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) posted a new Enforcement Action on June 11, 2020 regarding a Florida man charged in a telemedicine scheme – Defendant is 26th charged in telemedicine conspiracy in Southern District.
Telehealth is one of the top audit targets for the OIG even before the pandemic ends. If you have not had an audit review of your Telehealth Services that have been billed to all payors during the pandemic, now is the time. Once you are audited by a payor it is too late. I have helped several law firms and also represented several clients across the country in recent weeks who have been the subject of a targeted effort by the OIG and Payers regarding Telemedicine Services. I would be happy to speak with you at no cost or obligation. These audits are not going away and they are getting more prevalent!
Sean M. Weiss is a Partner and serves as VP/Chief Compliance Officer for DoctorsManagement, LLC based in Knoxville, TN. DoctorsManagement, LLC services more than 20,000 clients nation-wide and has been in existence since 1956. Weiss serves as an Investigator and expert witness in Federal and State cases as well as an expert or lead in Administrative Law Judge Hearings. During his 25-year career, Weiss has engaged in more than 200 cases working with law firms and health systems across the country. Weiss serves as a third-party compliance and regulatory officer for more than a dozen health care organizations across the country of varying sizes. For more information on Sean M. Weiss or DoctorsManagement, LLC visit us online at www.doctors-management.com or contact us directly at 800.635.4040. You can also follow Sean on his biweekly Blog on LinkedIn (Sean M. Weiss “The Compliance Guy”) or at www.thecomplianceguyblog.com
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