What providers need to know about OIG's plans to audit telehealth services
Providers and federal agencies quickly ramped up telehealth services in March last year when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. The government now wants to examine the telehealth services being provided to Medicare beneficiaries to identify vulnerabilities.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General announced last week that it will conduct a series of audits of Medicare Part B telehealth services. This gives rise to two questions: what will the audits entail and what can providers do to prepare?