Phillips & Cohen partner Colette Matzzie tells Medscape that physicians who use electronic health record systems or other technology platforms that promote upcoding and overbilling for telehealth services are possible government enforcement targets.
“Providers have to be mindful that some health IT companies are advertising that they can dramatically increase your reimbursement,” she said. “Algorithms can be built in that could lead to upcoding, and telehealth would be one of those situations. Be wary of those promises.”
Matzzie has represented whistleblowers in a number of successful fraud cases against EHR companies, including the ground-breaking case against eClinicalWorks.
Read the entire article, “Docs faked patient visits and orders; caught in telehealth crime.”