Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Danielle Sloane discussed the recent decision by the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) to review providers compliance with Medicaid telehealth requirements. Telehealth providers allow for patients to interact and receive medical care from a medical professional via various electronic methods, such as phone or video chat. As Danielle cautioned, the OIG’s response should not come as a surprise, “It should, however, cause telehealth providers to consider carefully revisiting their compliance with each Medicaid programs’ rules regarding telehealth services … Despite the increased utilization of telehealth services, many state Medicaid program rules remain vague and challenging to even locate.”

The full article, “Medicaid Telehealth Growth Triggers Billing Concerns,” was published in the Bloomberg BNA Health Law Resource Center on December 1, 2017, and is available online.