After DEA’s of its draft temporary rule last week, the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) has officially published a temporary rule expanding COVID-19 related flexibilities for prescribing controlled substances via telehealth. The... Read More
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Last month, HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced that its COVID-19 related enforcement discretion regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) will end on May 11, 2023, coinciding with the... Read More
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Last month, Cerebral, Inc., notified the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), and issued a public notice, that nearly 3.2 million individuals may have been affected by a breach of data, including protected... Read More
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Frier Levitt attorneys speak with prosecutors, Boards of Pharmacies, PBM auditors, wholesalers, and the like on a daily basis on behalf of pharmacies nationally. We regularly spot trends and report back to the industry. We are closely monitoring... Read More
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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently enforced its Health Breach Notification Rule (“Rule”) for the very first time. The FTC issued a $1.5 million civil penalty to GoodRx and imposed restrictions on the company’s future handling of... Read More
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On Friday, February 24, 2023, the Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) issued long awaited proposed rules for prescribing controlled substances via telehealth after the conclusion of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (“PHE”). The Controlled... Read More
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On January 30, 2023, the Biden Administration announced that the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (“PHE”), which has been in effect since January 2020, is set to expire on May 11, 2023. Considering the impending end to the PHE, healthcare... Read More
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Earlier this month, the DOJ announced that a pharmacy owner pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud for his involvement in an $8.3 million scheme. The individual was an owner of three pharmacies that paid kickbacks to telemarketers... Read More
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Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a data brief that identified potential concerns of fraud, waste, or abuse in telehealth services delivered during the first year of the... 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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