As previously discussed in our post, “What Are the PBMs Doing Amid COVID-19 Crisis: Waivers from Strict Requirements May Exist for Independent Pharmacies,” many healthcare companies alike are taking further actions to ensure that patients have... Read More
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Galderma Laboratories, LP (“Galderma”) has filed numerous complaints against pharmacies all across the country alleging fraud in connection with their CareConnect Program. Galderma’s allegations are based on the pharmacies’ allegedly... Read More
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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... Read More
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During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 crisis, companies across every industry are taking immediate actions to help stem the spread of the virus and to ensure access to essential services.  These immediate efforts are only that much more... Read More
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New Jersey has published guidance for New Jersey pharmacies regarding COVID-19. Among the various guidelines, New Jersey has implemented a procedure for pharmacies to submit temporary waiver requests if a pharmacy is not able to continue operating... Read More
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As the Coronavirus outbreak (“COVID19”) spreads, the current administration, in addition to state and local governments, have discouraged or even legally restricted non-emergent or elective healthcare visits, medical procedures, or surgeries.... Read More
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Pharmacy Benefit Mangers (“PBMs”) routinely conduct audits, whether it be on-site or desk-top audits, on the member pharmacies. By and through such audits, PBMs are supposed to monitor pharmacies’ performance and to capture improper payments... Read More
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers ("PBMs") closely monitor independent pharmacies and their claims submission. As part of the monitoring, PBMs conduct audits and Fraud, Waste and Abuse ("FWA") investigations on a regular basis.  Following such audits and... Read More
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Independent retail and specialty pharmacies have long been concerned about perceived “steering” by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (“PBMs”), a practice in which a PBM in some manner channels prescriptions to its own wholly owned retail mail-order... Read More
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