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What I Learned from a Federal Prosecutor Law Seminar: Pharmacies Under the Microscope in 2018 – Opioid Prescribing and Beyond

During a recent seminar on Federal and State Enforcement Priorities in 2018, Assistant United States Attorneys from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania spoke about the heightened criminal and civil scrutiny on pharmacies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Regarding the cause celebre – opioid prescribing – the focus will expand from the physician prescribers to the pharmacists and pharmacies. Opioid compliance plans will be essential for pharmacies to avoid criminal prosecution...

Frier Levitt Re-Opens PBM Audit Overturning All Findings

Frier Levitt recently helped an Oklahoma-based pharmacy overturn all findings from a PBM audit after re-opening the audit which had been closed for over a year. During the time of the audit, the PBM maintained that it did not receive the pharmacy’s timely submission of appeal documentation and refused to accept any further documentation after the PBM finalized the audit results, which subjected a number of claims to recoupment. The...

Four Frier Levitt Attorneys Selected to the 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers and 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Stars Lists

Frier Levitt is pleased to announce that four of our attorneys have been selected to the 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers list and 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Co-Founding Partner Jonathan E. Levitt, Esq., was selected to his 13th straight overall New Jersey Super Lawyers list, having been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers since 2011 and previously to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star...

Frier Levitt Launches MAC Reimbursement Rights Practice Group Helping Pharmacies Fight Unfair PBM Practice

As part of its ongoing mission to protect Independent Pharmacies nationally, boutique healthcare law firm Frier Levitt announced today the establishment of a firm Practice Group focused exclusively on Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC) reimbursement.   Frier Levitt's MAC Pricing Practice Group, led by Lucas W. Morgan, Esq., assists pharmacies in fighting unfair MAC reimbursements by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), examines the legality of PBMs' MAC pricing, MAC reimbursement, and ensures...

The Opioid Crisis and Compliance – A Primer for Prescribers

An increasing number of health care providers across the country continue to lose their jobs and face enforcement action after over-prescribing painkillers and other narcotics that can lead to addiction. Doctors are not the only professionals being investigated and penalized for these types of prescription violations.  In fact, physician's assistants, chiropractors, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, social workers and other types of health care professionals are also being targeted for alleged improper...
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