Jonathan Levitt Quoted in Pharmacy Practice News: “‘Any Willing Provider’ Law Levels Playing Field for SP Contracts”
Frier Levitt Co-Founding Partner Jonathan Levitt was quoted in a Pharmacy Practice News article, “’Any Willing Provider’ Law Levels Playing Field for SP Contracts” by Gina Shaw.
Specialty pharmacies might be told that since they do not cover certain drugs, they will not be admitted to a certain network. Jon offers insight regarding legal protections independent pharmacies can exercise to challenge contracts with PBMs that exclude specialty pharmacies.
“Pharmacies may have the legal right to be in commercial or Medicaid networks in other states, but many pharmacies express concern that if they challenge a PBM to gain network access, the PBM would potentially terminate the pharmacy from the other networks in retaliation. Well, there is a federal anti-retaliation provision built into the Medicare law, and there are also fair competition laws designed to protect pharmacies from aggressive PBM tactics.”
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