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Telehealth Fraud Triggered by COVID-19 Pandemic

February 15, 2021
  1. Off. of Pub. Aff., Press Release, Justice Department Recovers Over $2.2 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2020, U.S. Dep’t of Just. (Jan 14, 2021),
  2. Green, George B., et al., DOJ False Claims Act Statistics 2020: Over 80% of all Recoveries Came from Health Care Industry, 11 The Nat’l L. Rev. (2021),
  3. Supra note 1.  
  4., President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak, Ctrs for Medicare & Medicaid Servs. (Mar. 17, 2020),
  5. Susan Gaertner and Jackson Hobbs, Just What the DOJ Ordered: Telehealth Enforcement Actions Are Here to Stay, JDSupra (Dec. 2, 2020),
  6. HHS Press Office, Press Release, HHS Issues New Report Highlighting Dramatic Trends in Medicare Beneficiary Telehealth Utilization amid COVID-19, U.S. Dep’t of Health and Human Servs. (Jul. 28, 2020),
  7. DeLaurentis, Allison, et al., Fraud Emerges as Telemedicine Surges: Compliance Guidance for Telemedicine Providers, JDSupra (Oct. 15, 2020),
  8. Id.
  9. U.S. Attorney’s Office, S.D. Ga., Press Release, Operation Rubber Stamp: Major health care fraud investigation results in significant new charges, U.S. Dep’t of Just. (Oct. 7, 2020),
  10. Off. of Pub. Aff., Press Release, National Health Care Fraud and Opioid Takedown Results in Charges Against 345 Defendants Responsible for More than $6 Billion in Alleged Fraud Losses, U.S. Dep’t of Just. (Sep. 30, 2020),
  11. Id.
  12. Supra note 8.
  13. U.S. Dep’t of Health and Human Serv., Off. of Inspector Gen., Active Work Plan Items (2021),
  14. CMS, COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers, Ctrs. for Medicare & Medicaid Servs. (Dec. 1, 2020),
  15. OIG, Audits of Medicare Part B Telehealth Services During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (2021),
  16. OIG, Audit of Home Health Services Provided as Telehealth During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (2021),

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