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Frier Levitt Successfully Defends Two Professionals Facing Patient Allegations Before the Licensing Board

Recently Frier Levitt represented two medical professionals, a psychologist and a physician, in patient complaints before their respective professional licensing Boards. In one case, a patient alleged a psychologist engaged in discriminatory practices and failed to keep psychiatric records. After careful review and investigation, evidence was submitted to the Board of Psychological Examiners proving inaccuracies of the patient account. The Board cleared the psychologist of any wrongdoing and closed the...

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Telemedicine

 With advancing technology becoming more readily available, telemedicine offers not only opportunities for improving patient care, but also for growing your business. But telemedicine also presents many potential hurdles, including state and federal laws, HIPPA compliance, insurance payment requirements. Join John E. Morrone, Esq. as he addresses the benefits and concerns providers need to be aware of when using telemedicine, including: Compliance with state and federal laws, including HIPAA...

New CMS Final Rule Adds Non-Skilled In-Home Care as Medicare Advantage Benefit in 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a final rule allowing Non-skilled in-home care services as a supplemental benefit for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in 2019. This is first time CMS has allowed supplemental benefits that include daily maintenance in Medicare Advantage. The announcement is a part of CMS' expanded definition of "primarily health related," which allows supplemental benefits if they compensate for physical impairments, diminish the...

Kentucky’s Attorney General Targets Walgreens for Role in State’s Opioid Crisis

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed suit against the Walgreens drugstore chain, claiming it failed to monitor its operations that shipped and dispensed large quantities of opioids throughout its more than 70 retail drugstores in Kentucky. The suit alleges that Walgreens failed to report to state and federal authorities suspiciously large orders it received for prescription opioids at the distribution level, and failed to monitor and flag suspicious prescriptions...

Frier Levitt Reverses PBM Termination and Reduces Recoupment by Over 86%

Frier Levitt recently assisted an independent pharmacy with a PBM audit in which the PBM claimed the pharmacy had inventory shortfalls for over twenty drugs. Frier Levitt reviewed the pharmacy's invoice documentation, and submitted an appeal on behalf of the pharmacy. While awaiting results of the appeal, the pharmacy received a notice of termination from the PBM based on the inventory shortfalls identified in the audit. Frier Levitt worked with the PBM...
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