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The Age of Compliance for Healthcare and Life Sciences Organizations

Compliance is a term that is bandied about often nowadays. It is one of the buzzwords in many professions, particularly in healthcare and life sciences, and has been for quite some time. There is a general realization that a compliance program is a positive, but yet many practices and organizations remain without one. So, what is a compliance program and why should you have one? Simply put, a compliance program...

Surviving A State Administrative Investigation Webinar

https://youtu.be/xfxSaWHsLhI When physicians have issues with state boards and inspections, what should they do? Knowing what happens and how to react can help save your license and your practice. Being on the receiving end of an investigation by the OPMC or OPD can be very daunting. This webinar will take you through the process of the investigation and describe what OPMC and OPD are looking for, along with providing the...

Frier Levitt Congratulates Attorneys Listed as 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Frier Levitt is pleased to announce that eight of our attorneys have been selected to the 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers list and 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. This is the largest group we have had recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Co-Founding Partners Daniel B. Frier, Esq. and Jonathan E. Levitt, Esq. have been selected for 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers. Jonathan has been selected...

Developments in Antitrust Law Impacting Hospital Relationships with Insurance Companies

In a win for state-deputized hospital corporations, a North Carolina non-profit hospital authority defeated a putative antitrust class seeking treble damages on the pleadings. Benitez v. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority, d/b/a Carolinas Health System, No. 3:18-cv-00095 (W.D.N.C. March 4, 2019). At issue in Benitez was the presumably anti-competitive effect of so-called "anti-steering" clauses in the defendant hospital's insurer agreements, notably the same conduct the Department of Justice (DOJ) had already...

The Ins and Outs of PBMs Webinar Recording

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgWy4EZpWIY&feature=youtu.be In a world where PBMs also operate their own in-house specialty pharmacies, the incentive to reduce competition has never been stronger. PBMs have used a variety of reasons to justify network termination, many of which are easily avoidable. But to do so requires knowledge by pharmacies, as well as swift and careful action when addressing audits, investigations and credentialing applications. In this recorded webinar, Jesse C. Dresser, Esq. attorney...