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PROVIDER ALERT: Medicare Advantage Organizations Have Been Wrongfully Terminating Physicians with Little to No Notice and Little to No Cause

In recent months, Medicare Advantage Organizations (MA Organizations) across the country have been on a network termination binge – often terminating physicians without sufficient (or sometimes any) notice and opportunity to appeal. These terminations have been effectuated by, among other means, denying physicians' recredentialing applications, with MA Organizations offering very little in the way of legal justification.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have promulgated regulations specific to...

Frier Levitt Opens New Uniondale, New York, Office Adding Dr. Lawrence F. Kobak, DPM, Esq., and Thomas M. Gallo, PA, Esq. to Their Healthcare Law Practice Group

As part of its continued expansion, national boutique healthcare law firm Frier Levitt announced today the opening of a new Uniondale, New York, office. The new location coincides with the hiring of two of the region's most reputable clinician healthcare attorneys, Dr. Lawrence F. Kobak, DPM, Esq., and Thomas M. Gallo, PA, Esq., both as Senior Counsel. The new Uniondale office enables Frier Levitt to better serve clients in the...

Express Scripts’ New Program Limiting Opioids Stirs Controversy Within the Physician Community

The nation's largest Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM), Express Scripts (ESI), has launched a new nationwide program that aims to curb opioid prescriptions that are both written by physicians and dispensed by pharmacies. This new ESI program has sparked comments by many physicians, including pain-management specialists, who claim that ESI's program usurps the clinical judgment of physicians for their patients.  ESI's program will limit patients who are new to opioid therapy...