Scam Alert: Remote Patient Monitoring

Remote monitoring

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) is alerting the public about a fraud scheme involving monthly billing for remote patient monitoring (RPM). Legitimate RPM involves using medical devices such as scales, glucose monitors, blood pressure cuffs, cardiac rhythm devices, and other equipment to remotely monitor for anomalies in patients with chronic medical conditions. Unscrupulous companies are signing up Medicare enrollees for this service, regardless of medical necessity. Scammers may make contact over the phone or with internet or television ads. Read an OIG press release.

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