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DOJ Targets Telemedicine Fraud in $1.4 Billion Roundup (1)

Sept. 17, 2021, 5:30 PMUpdated: Sept. 17, 2021, 8:59 PM

The Justice Department is targeting over $1.4 billion in alleged health-care fraud in a nationwide enforcement spree involving 138 defendants and 42 doctors and nurses.

The Friday announcement includes $1.1 billion in alleged schemes involving telemedicine companies arranging for fraudulent orders for expensive durable medical equipment and genetic testing, according to Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite, who spoke to reporters.

That part of the announcement could have a chilling effect on the future of telehealth, which has expanded rapidly during the Covid-19 pandemic but which has been the target of significant DOJ enforcement actions for three years running.

The Department ...

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