TQ TeleConnection- April 2018

OIG identifies $3.7M in improper Medicare telehealth payments, which could lead to more scrutiny for providers

Medicare paid out $3.7 million in improper payments for telehealth services during a two-year period, according to the Office of Inspector General.

Nearly one-third of the claims reviewed by the OIG failed to meet requirements for Medicare reimbursement, according to a report (PDF) released on Friday. Providers that submit telehealth claims through Medicare Part B must meet certain conditions. Among them, the originating site must be a practitioner's office or a medical facility, not a patient’s home, and the beneficiary must be located in a qualifying rural area.

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Evan Sweeney