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Jackson Health System Receives $2.15 Million Penalty for HIPAA Violations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) imposed a $2,154,000 civil money penalty against Jackson Health System (JHS), a nonprofit academic medical system in Florida, for numerous violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that occurred between 2013 and 2016. The HIPAA violations included the loss of 756 paper patient records containing Protected Health Information (PHI); unauthorized employee access of patient...

Frier Levitt Announces Plan Sponsor Practice Group for PBM Contracts

National boutique Healthcare and Life Sciences law firm Frier Levitt announced today the establishment of a Practice Group focused exclusively on the representation of Plan Sponsors—including Self-funded Plans (employers, labor funds, public sector, federal), Health Plans (commercial, Medicare, Medicaid, and Exchange Plans), and Regulated Markets (Medicare, Medicaid, Public Health Exchanges)—regarding Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) contracts and issues they may experience working with PBMs. Frier Levitt's Plan Sponsor Practice Group works...

Frier Levitt Secures Reversal of Pharmacy Termination from Major Plan Sponsor

Frier Levitt recently represented a New York pharmacy that had suffered a termination without adequate notice directly from a major plan sponsor. The plan stated the termination was in light of recent guidance from CMS and the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) related to alleged questionable billing practices related to certain lidocaine creams and topical treatments, and it sought to identify and...

Partner Joel M. Greenberg Recognized as a 2019 New York – Metro Super Lawyer and 2019 New York Top Rated Lawyer

Frier Levitt is pleased to announce that Partner Joel M. Greenberg, Esq. has not only been selected to New York - Metro Super Lawyers, but has also been recognized by the New York Law Journal and New York Magazine as a 2019 New York Top Rated Lawyer. This is Mr. Greenberg's 9th consecutive year being recognized as a New York - Metro Super Lawyer (2011 to 2019). He is also...

Frier Levitt Successfully Defends Two New Jersey Physicians in Board Matters

Frier Levitt was recently victorious in representing two physicians in separate matters before the Board of Medical Examiners. The physicians were facing disciplinary actions brought about by complaints filed by former patients of the practice. In the first case, a physician was accused of failing to complete a physical, conducting a drug test inappropriately and altering medical records. After working closely with the client and preparing a detailed response explaining...