Of 100 sampled claims for Medicare distant site telehealth services provided during 2014 and 2015 that did not have a corresponding originating site claim, 31 (31%) did not meet Medicare's telehealth requirements. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) estimates that Medicare could have saved about $3.7 million during this time by avoiding paying these and similar claims for services that failed to meet Medicare’s telehealth requirements. Medicare telehealth payments include a professional fee, paid to the clinical professional performing the service at a distant site, and an originating-site fee, paid to the facility where the . . .
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