Expert fears telemed ...

Expert fears telemedicine fraud could cost $1 trillion – ABC Action News WFTS Tampa Bay

August 31, 2021 | by Butler Snow

Butler Snow attorney Matthew D. Sitton was recently interviewed by ABC Action News WFTS Tampa Bay about a brief he wrote about telemedicine fraud for the American Health Law Association.

Watch his interview here (beginning at 3:08):

The following is an excerpt from the article:

“A lot of times, it is patient information that’s especially at risk,” said Attorney Matt Sitton, who recently wrote a brief about telemedicine fraud for the American Health Law Association.

That association is composed of attorneys who represent doctors, medical groups, and hospitals. Sitton worries widespread fraud could affect future benefits for patients and the overall financial health of hospital systems, which depend on government funding.

“I think a lot of states are hard-pressed for resources when you have so many other issues to deal with a lot of times. The last thing on the plate can be going after localized Medicaid fraud,” Sitton said.

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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