by jerry on April 25, 2020
Undoubtedly, the current pandemic has reshaped many facets of our lives. Many of us, for example, are now working remotely instead of working out of a traditional office. Some doctors, likewise, are also seeing their patients remotely, as Kaiser Health News reports in a piece about the growth in telehealth during this pandemic.
Medicare has been rife with fraudulent claims. Telehealth opens a new vulnerability towards fraud, although the benefits of telehealth in this current crisis may very well outweigh the cost of fraud.
Just as this pandemic might reshape wider attitudes about work, it might also reshape how payers feel about telehealth.