2020 health care fraud takedown focuses the spotlight on telehealth

Recently, the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General announced the completion of the 2020 National Health Care Fraud Takedown, involving 345 defendants in 51 judicial districts charged with participating in healthcare fraud schemes that resulted in more than $6 billion in alleged losses to federal healthcare programs, including enforcement actions taken against telemedicine executives, owners of durable medical equipment companies, genetic testing laboratories, pharmacies and more than 100 medical practitioners.

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