Last month, Philips RS North America, LLC (formerly Respironics, Inc.), a durable medical equipment manufacturer, agreed to pay $1.28 million to settle civil allegations that it unlawfully induced referrals for its equipment in violation of the... Read More
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Frier Levitt recently assisted a Florida-based retail pharmacy in overcoming a substantial number of discrepancies raised during a PBM audit. The PBM alleged that the pharmacy had several discrepancies, including invalid proof of a patient’s... Read More
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) routinely request that pharmacies submit credentialing and re-credentialing applications, which require pharmacies to provide complete ownership information. In addition, PBMs require that pharmacies identify any... Read More
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Last week, a federal jury convicted a podiatrist for his role in orchestrating and implementing a scheme to defraud Medicare. Dr. Kenneth Mitchell, who was terminated from participating in the Medicare program in 2015, sought an end-run around the... Read More
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The Ninth Circuit ruled that a pharmaceutical manufacturer cannot sue a 503B compounding facility for compounding versions of its commercially available product in Nexus Pharmaceuticals, Inc v. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services (CAPS), Nexus... Read More
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All members of the health care industry have a legal and ethical duty to deal with the Federal health care programs (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare) with integrity. In keeping with this duty, practitioners are expected to employ measures to... Read More
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