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OIG Policy Statement Regarding Physicians and Other Practitioners That Reduce or Waive Amounts Owed by Federal Health Care Program Beneficiaries for Telehealth Services During the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Guidance to physicians and other practitioners that OIG will not subject them to administrative sanctions for reducing or waiving any cost-sharing obligations that Federal health care beneficiaries may owe for telehealth services furnished with the then-applicable coverage and payment rules, subject to certain conditions.

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Issued by: Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Issue Date: March 17, 2020

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