Telehealth and telemedicine have become increasingly useful to both patients and health care providers. The ease and comfort of attending a doctor’s appointment in the comfort of one’s own home made telehealth and telemedicine convenient, safe, and effective options for seeing a doctor during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with increased usage of telehealth and telemedicine came increased health care fraud and abuse. With increased health care fraud and abuse came increased regulations, both on the federal and state levels. This Note provides a brief analysis of health care fraud and abuse in the telehealth and telemedicine space. It also provides insight on state and federal telehealth and telemedicine regulations implemented both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Note, I analyze and discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic influenced health care fraud and abuse and how Congress and other regulators are responding.
Telehealth Fraud and Abuse Before and “After” the Pandemic: Are Things Going to Get Better?,
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