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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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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The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), selected four academic institutions to award $23 million to establish centers of excellence to research delivery of cancer-related care through telehealth. The... Read More
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers (“PBMs”) regularly review network pharmacies to ensure that they are meeting terms and conditions identified in their Provider Agreements and Pharmacy Manuals. One mechanism for this review includes audits and... Read More
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A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Ruan v. United States clarified the “intent element” in prosecutions of physicians for violations of the federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) that are based on allegations... Read More
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As previously reported, Frier Levitt filed suit against the New York Department of Health and the New York State Department of Education on behalf of an independent New York oncology practice in an effort to void the State’s new and legally... Read More
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In the past week alone, Frier Levitt has seen a sudden increase in actions by pharmaceutical manufacturers against pharmacies related to the use of certain patient savings programs, such as copay coupon programs.  These programs are designed to... Read More
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Frier Levitt was recently successful in assisting a New Jersey-based specialty pharmacy with the reversal of a full audit chargeback of over $100,000 plus the additional audit fee. A major PBM had conducted an extensive audit on the pharmacy and... Read More
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