On October 26, 2021, Delaware’s new law regulating PBMs took effect. The law, HB219, regulates PBMs in multiple ways, and Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro recently made a statement confirming that the Delaware Department of Insurance will... Read More
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Direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees paid by pharmacy providers to pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are on the rise for the upcoming calendar year in 2022.  Pharmacy DIR fees have been utilized by PBMs to recoup monies on claims submissions... Read More
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As a follow-up to our May 18, 2021 article, the bipartisan piece of legislation that unanimously passed the Texas House and Senate aimed at regulating pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott. This is a huge win... Read More
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A bipartisan piece of legislation aimed at regulating pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in the State of Texas unanimously passed the House and Senate in Texas. Specifically, House Bill (HB) 1763 previously passed the Texas House by a vote of 147-0... Read More
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On April 12, 2021, Senator Kolkhorst, along with a bipartisan group of cosponsors, introduced SB 2195, a Bill that prohibits Pharmacy Benefit Managers (“PBMs”) operating in Texas from assessing against pharmacies a variety of different types of... Read More
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In Wisconsin, Governor Tony Evers recently signed a bipartisan bill into law aimed at regulating pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). This law, which was unanimously passed in the Wisconsin legislature, is significant for several reasons including... Read More
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The specialty pharmacy space has proven to be a rewarding investment for private equity, as specialty medications typically lead the pharmacy trend cost curve, which will only continue as more than 60 new specialty medications expected to receive... Read More
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Has your pharmacy or dispensing practice recently received a remittance that included large “submission fees,” sometimes designated with the code “AH:444,” without explanation?  Frier Levitt has learned those fees are DIR fees being charged... Read More
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