Bloomberg Law
Feb. 25, 2021, 10:30 AM

Telehealth, Electronic Records Draw Anti-Kickback Attention

Tony Pugh
Tony Pugh

Federal investigators probing possible violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute are expected to intensify their scrutiny of several areas in the health-care industry that could pose a heightened risk for fraud.

Speaker programs for health-care providers, questionable activities of electronic health records vendors, and billing and coding issues surrounding telehealth services will likely see greater attention from anti-fraud enforcers, Miranda Hooker and Allison DeLaurentis, partners with Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, said in an interview with Bloomberg Law.

In fiscal year 2020, the government recovered more than $1.8 billion from civil cases involving health-care fraud and false claims against the federal ...

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