Frier Levitt successfully reversed a five year wait for readmission for an independent pharmacy into one of the largest Pharmacy Benefit Managers (“PBM”) pharmacy networks.  More specifically, the pharmacy was terminated by the PBM in 2017 for... Read More
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If your pharmacy has been vandalized or looted in the recent riots that have affected many cities and towns across the country, depending on the issue, there may be a number of notifications that the pharmacy is required to make as it relates to the... Read More
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PBM audits often follow certain trends which vary and evolve. One potentially emerging trend Frier Levitt has observed is that pharmacies who are undergoing audits with certain PBMs, namely OptumRx, are being asked to provide an actual copy of the... Read More
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On May 19, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance clarifying whether the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act preempts State licensing laws that restrict pharmacists and pharmacies from ordering and... Read More
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On May 27, 2020, Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in Alabama, Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota, North Carolina and Kansas filed suit against CVS Pharmacy alleging an insurance fraud scheme involving overcharging for generic drugs for over a decade. ... Read More
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According to a recent Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announcement, CVS Health’s subsidiary, Omnicare, which provides pharmacy services to long-term care facilities, will pay $15.3 million to the United States to resolve allegations that it... Read More
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A group of New York BlueCross BlueShield health plans have filed suit against Walgreens, the largest community pharmacy chain, in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging Walgreens inflated usual and customary (U&C)... Read More
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