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New Jersey Changes Rules for COVID-19 Prescribing

As New Jersey has become a hotspot in the COVID-19 outbreak, physicians and the public-at-large are looking for any remedies that may help alleviate symptoms or assist recovery.  One hot topic has been the use of hydroxychloroquine.  Originally an anti-malarial drug, this medication is also used in the treatment of autoimmune disorders, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.  On March 29, 2020, the FDA gave emergency approval of this medication...

Pharmacy ALERT: New Jersey Law on Drug Pricing Now in Effect

A recent law in New Jersey regulating Pharmacy Benefits Managers (“PBMs”) went into effect on March 18, 2020 and may have an immediate effect on reimbursement rates paid to New Jersey pharmacies. As Frier Levitt reported earlier this year, the bill previously known as A3717, now codified at N.J.S.A. 17b:27f-1 to -10, prohibits certain post-point of sale fees and terminations for mailing. In addition, the new law also requires more...

Medicare Allows for Advanced Payment of At Least Three Months of Payments for Part A & Part B Providers

On Saturday, March 28, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an expansion of its Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program (“APP”), allowing almost all Medicare Part A and Part B providers to receive at least three months of their Medicare payments as an advanced payment within seven days, and a payback period of four to seven months. The CMS APP is an authority granted under various provider...

Let’s Talk: COVID-19 and Telemedicine

https://youtu.be/Taa4B-NftY8 Our recent Let's Talk video focuses on COVID-19 and Telemedicine. Watch Co-Founding Partner Jonathan Levitt and New York Office Managing Partner John Morrone discuss how COVID-19 and telemedicine intersect, Federal Government regulations, HIPAA rules and reimbursement changes.

PROVIDER ALERT: New York and New Jersey Courts Limit Filings and Extend Deadlines In Response to COVID-19

As the battle against COVID-19 continues, the ability for litigants to pursue relief in New York and New Jersey courts is also being impacted. On March 22, 2020, the New York Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts entered an Administrative Order mandating that no new court papers may be accepted for filing in any matter, with limited exceptions as set forth in the Administrative Order until further notice.  The Administrative...